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BARONAGE OF SCOTLAND


Scotland's feudal Barons have played an important part in the nation's history, putting their seals to the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, and for centuries formed the backbone of the Scottish Parliament and upheld the King's laws through their local courts.

The Convention of the Baronage of Scotland is an Honourable Body which represents one of the former Three Estates of Scotland. Historically, when the Estates were called by the Sovereign, the meeting was called a Convention.

Instrumental in the regeneration of the Convention were former Lord Lyon Sir Thomas Innes of Learney, Lord Borthwick, and former Carrick Pursuivant of Arms David Wilson Reid of Robertland. The late Diana Reid of Robertland served notably for 25 years as Honorary Secretary of the Convention. Inaugurated in 1961 and Incorporated since 2006, it is a membership body. Among its objectives it takes every expedient step to preserve the Titles, Insignia, Rights, and Duties of the Baronage of Scotland.

In Nov. 2012 at Buckingham Palace, Marcus Humphrey of Dinnet was 'received in audience by The Queen and presented a Loyal Address from the Convention of the Baronage of Scotland to which Her Majesty was graciously pleased to make reply'.

The Baronage of Scotland is represented by the Convention at morning services in St. Giles' Cathedral, the High Kirk of Edinburgh, each year on St. Andrew's Day and at the opening of the General Assembly. The robed procession is from The Signet Library.

   
 
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