Precedence Amongst Gentlemen in Scotland

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The Table of Precedence, arranged according to rank and status, can be used to dictate the order in which people arrive and depart at official functions, are announced, seating plans (both official and social) and list of signatories to a document.

The Table of Precedence
The Duke of Edinburgh
Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (during sitting of the General Assembly)
Duke of Rothesay (The Prince of Wales)
The Sovereign's Younger Sons
The Sovereign's Grandsons
The Sovereign's Cousins
Lord-Lieutenants of Counties
Lord Provosts of Cities being ex-officio Lord-Lieutenants of those Cities
Sheriffs Principal
Lord Chancellor of Great Britain
Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (during office)
Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland (the First Minister)
Presiding Officer
Secretary of State for Scotland
Hereditary High Constable of Scotland
Hereditary Master of the Household in Scotland
Dukes (as in English Table)
Eldest Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal
Marquesses (as in English Table)
Eldest Sons of Dukes
Earls (as in English Table)
Younger Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal
Eldest Sons of Marquesses
Younger Sons of Dukes
Lord Justice-General
Lord Clerk Register
Lord Advocate
Advocate General
Lord Justice-Clerk
Viscounts (as in English Table)
Eldest Sons of Earls
Younger Sons of Marquesses
Barons of Lords of Parliament (Scotland) (as in English Table)
Eldest Sons of Viscounts
Younger Sons of Earls
Eldest Sons of Barons or Lords of Parliament
Knights of the Garter
Knights of the Thistle
Privy Counsellors
Senators of the College of Justice (Lords of Session), including Chairman of the Scottish Land Court
Younger Sons of Viscounts
Younger Sons of Barons or Lords of Parliament
Baronets
Knights Grand Cross and Knights Grand Commanders of Orders (as in English Table)
Knights Commanders of Orders (as in English Table)
Solicitor-General for Scotland
Lord Lyon King of Arms
Sheriffs Principal (when not within own county)
Knights Bachelor
Sheriffs
Companions of the Order of the Bath
Thence as in English Table

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