The Table of Precedence Amongst Ladies 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 QUEEN
The Sovereign's Daughter
The Sovereign's Granddaughters
The Sovereign's Cousin
Duchess of Rothesay
Wives of Sovereign's Younger Sons
Wives of Dukes of the Blood Royal
Duchesses (as in English Table)
Wives of Eldest Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal
Marchionesses (as in English Table)
Wives of Eldest Sons of Dukes
Daughters of Dukes
Wives of Younger Sons of Dukes of the Blood Royal
Wives of Eldest Sons of Marquesses
Daughters of Marquesses
Wives of Younger Sons of Dukes
Countesses (as in English Table)
Viscountesses (as in English Table)
Wives of Eldest Sons of Earls
Daughters of Earls
Wives of Younger Sons of Marquesses
Baronesses, or Ladies of Parliament (Scotland) (as in English Table)
Wives of Eldest Sons of Viscounts
Daughters of Viscounts
Wives of Younger Sons of Earls
Wives of Eldest Sons of Barons or Lords of Parliament
Daughters of Barons or Lords of Parliament
Ladies of the Order of the Garter
Wives of Knights of the Garter
Ladies of the Order of the Thistle
Wives of Knights of the Thistle
Privy Counsellors (Women)
Wives of the Younger Sons of Viscounts
Wives of Younger Sons of Barons
Daughters of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary
Wives of Sons of Lords of Appeal in Ordinary
Wives of Baronets
Dames Grand Cross of Orders (as in English Table)
Wives of Knights Grand Cross and Knights Grand Commanders of Orders (as in English Tables)
Wives of Knights Bachelor, and Wives of Senators of the College of Justice (Lords of Session) including the wife of the Chairman of the Scottish Land Court
Companions of the Order of the Bath
Thence as in English Tables

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