William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield ~ Judge and Politician

William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield: (March 2, 1705 – March 20, 1793), was a British judge and politician who reached high office in the House of Lords. He was born at Scone a younger son of David Murray, 4th Viscount of Stormont (c.1665-1731), a member of a Jacobite family. William […]

Robert Cunninghame-Graham ~ Politician, Writer, and Founder of the Scottish Labour Party

Robert Cunninghame-Graham (1852-1936) – Born in London, Don Roberto, as he was known, was a Liberal MP and prolific writer and a founder with Keir Hardie of the Scottish Labour Party. He is buried at Inchmahome (NN 574005) in Perthshire. Robert Bontine, the son of Major William Bontine of the […]

Lord Sands ~ Politician, Lawyer, Church Advisor, and Educationalist

Lord Sands ~ Born Christopher Nicholson Johnston on 18 October 1857 in Kincardine, Perthshire to the minister of the parish of Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He attended Madras College in St Andrews, then St Andrews University, Edinburgh University and Heidelberg University. In 1880, Johnston became an advocate and began a long career […]

Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte ~ Politician

Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte – politician – was born 30 September 1883 and became the Liberal MP for Perth in 1910. He held that position until 1918. He was parliamentary private secretary (1910-15) to Winston Churchill who was Home Secretary and subsequently First Lord of the Admiralty. During World War I, […]

Patrick Haldane ~ Politician and Lawyer

Patrick Haldane – politician and lawyer – born to John Haldane of Gleneagles (as a Whig represented Perthshire and Dunbartonshire in parliament; member of the first parliament of the UK) and Mary Drummond (daughter third Lord of Madderty and Lady Beatrix Graham) around 1683/4. He attended St Andrews University and attained […]