He is the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as Chief of Clan Scott. “Community ownership can be a catalyst for regeneration, which we want to show can be done with the environment at its heart,” he said. The deal, the largest ever community buyout in the south of Scotland, follows months of fundraising by the Langholm Initiative, which only succeeded with hours to spare before the deadline of 31 October. The Langholm Initiative hopes the moorland regeneration, ecotourism and rural industries it plans to fund will bring enough money to plough back into community regeneration and bring in new residents. Wanlockhead Community Trust wants to buy 1,563 hectares (3,863 acres) of grazing, moors and brownfield land surrounding the village in Dumfriesshire from the … Scott was born in 1954, the son of John Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, and his wife, Jane Scott, Duchess of Buccleuch, a daughter of John McNeill, QC. Lady Louisa Jane Therese Montagu Douglas Scott (1 October 1982); she married Rupert Trotter on 28 May 2011. Buccleuch 27 Silvermills Court Henderson Place Lane Edinburgh EH3 5DG Tel: 0131 524 0910 Fax: 0131 524 0911 Email: info@buccleuch.com [17], In 2019 the Duke retired as chairman of the Buccleuch Group with interests in estate management, wind farms, tourism and hospitality, forestry and property[18], Houses owned by the Duke include Boughton House, Drumlanrig Castle, Dalkeith Palace, and Bowhill House.[19]. Specials Land reform: Call to ban billionaires from buying up Scottish estates. He is the Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry, as well as Chief of Clan Scott. Local community plans to create nature reserve and regeneration project, Last modified on Mon 2 Nov 2020 23.37 EST. The Duke of Buccleuch is to step down as chairman of the group representing his family's business interests. [20], Richard Walter John Montagu Douglas Scott, Sorted by (historical) entity at time of grant, Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale, Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Knight Companion of the Order of the Thistle, Walter John Francis Montagu Douglas Scott, Earl of Dalkeith, "Questions raised over land swap deal with billionaire", "This Danish businessman is now the largest landowner in Scotland", Return of da Vinci had more twists than a Hollywood film, "Duke of Buccleuch appointed as High Steward of Westminster Abbey", "Lord-Lieutenant for Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale: Richard Scott", "Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 2018", "Queen appoints Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland", "Duke to step down as Buccleuch chairman", "Bowhill, home to the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry", Official Buccleuch Group of companies website, Dukes in the peerages of Britain and Ireland, Current members of the Order of the Thistle, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Richard_Scott,_10th_Duke_of_Buccleuch&oldid=990165931, Knights Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Fellows of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Lords High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, People educated at St. Mary's School, Melrose, Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Fellows of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Presidents of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, Pages containing London Gazette template with parameter supp set to y, Short description is different from Wikidata, Pages using infobox officeholder with unknown parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. [15] In October 2018, he was re-appointed for the year 2019. Land reformers believe that community ownership of valuable and expensive estates such as Langholm will only be possible with other forms of funding, through loans, guaranteed grants support and funding partnerships. [13], In November 2016, he was appointed as Lord Lieutenant of Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale with effect from 28 December.