James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton SELKIRK OF DOUGLAS

Biography

Gender Male
Titles disclaimed Earldom of Selkirk for life 1994
Birthdate 1942-07-31
Education Eton, Balliol Coll Oxford (MA, Boxing blue, pres Oxford Union, pres OUCA), Univ of Edinburgh (LLB)
Publications N/A
Recreations golf, forestry, debating, history, boxing
Clubs N/A
Style The Rt Hon Lord Selkirk of Douglas, PC, QC
Career offr TA 6/7 Bn Cameronians Scottish Rifles 1961-66, TAVR 1971-73, Capt 2 Bn Lowland Volunteers 1973; advocate 1968-76; MP (Cons) Edinburgh W Oct 1974-97 (Parly candidate (Cons) Hamilton Feb 1974); Scottish Cons whip 1977, a Lord Cmmr of the Treasy 1979-81, PPS to Malcolm Rifkind MP 1983-87 (as Min FO 1983-86, as sec of state for Scotland 1986-87), Parly under sec of state for home affrs and environment 1987-92 (incl local govt at Scottish Office 1987-89, additional responsibility for local govt fin 1989-90 and for the Arts in Scotland Sept 1990-92), Parly under sec of state for educn and housing Scottish Office 1992-95, min of state for home affrs and health (with responsibility for roads & tport and construction) Scottish Office 1995-97, appointed Scottish Cons spokesman for the Arts, culture and sport 1998; MSP (Cons) Lothians 1999-2007, chief whip and business mangr Scottish Cons Gp of MSPs 1999-2001, princ home affrs spokesman Scottish Cons Gp of MSPs 2001-03, Educn spokesman 2003-07; memb Scottish Select Ctee on Scottish Affrs 1981-83; chm Scottish Parly All-Pty Penal Affrs Ctee 1983; hon pres Scottish Amateur Boxing Assoc 1975-98; pres: Royal Cwlth Soc (Scotland) 1979-87, Scottish Nat Cncl UN Assoc 1981-87, Int Rescue Corps 1995-, Scottish Veterans Garden City Assoc 2003-, Trefoil House 2007; memb Queen's Body Guard for Scotland (Royal Co of Archers); patron Hope and Homes for Children 2002- (chm Edinburgh Support Gp 2002-07 (vice-chm 2007-09)); Hon Air Cdre No 2 Maritime HQ Unit (RAAF) 1995-99, Hon Air Cdre 603 (City of Edinburgh) Sqdn RAAF 1999-; cncllr Murrayfield and Cramond 1972-74; life memb Nat Tst for Scotland (memb Cncl 1977-82)
Food and drink etiquette

Food and drink etiquette

Debrett's notebooks

Debrett's notebooks

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