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Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch

Walter John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, 10th Duke of Queensberry KT GCVO TD PC (December 30 1894October 4 1973) was a politician and Conservative peer. He was the son of John Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 7th Duke of Buccleuch. His sister, Alice, married Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester in 1935, becoming a member of the British Royal Family.

Montagu-Douglas-Scott was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford and had a military career commanding the 4th KOSBs. He was also Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers.

As Earl of Dalkeith, Scott was Scottish Unionist Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Roxburghshire and Selkirkshire from 1923 until 1935, when he succeeded as Duke of Buccleuch and Duke of Queensberry. He was succeeded as MP for the constituency by his brother, Lord William Scott. According to Cowling, he met German ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop in London.

He married Vreda Esther Mary Lascelles, granddaughter of William Beauclerk, 10th Duke of St Albans, on 21 April 1921. They had three children:


Maurice Cowling, The Impact of Hitler - British Politics & Policy 1933-1940, Cambridge University Press, 1975, p.403, ISBN 0-521-20582-4


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