List of family seats of Scottish nobility

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This is an incomplete index of leading Scottish noble family seats.

The Royal Family[edit]

Name Residences
The King Holyrood Palace, Edinburgh

Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire

The Duke of Rothesay Birkhall, Aberdeenshire


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Duke of Hamilton Lennoxlove House, East Lothian Hamilton Palace, Brodick Castle, Dungavel House, Kinneil House, Cadzow Castle
Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfries and Galloway; Bowhill House, Selkirk and Boughton House, Northamptonshire Dalkeith Palace, Midlothian and Montagu House, London
Duke of Lennox and Duke of Gordon Goodwood House, West Sussex Gordon Castle, Huntly Castle, and Richmond House, London
Duke of Argyll Inveraray Castle, Argyll Rosneath Castle, Argyll
Duke of Atholl Blair Castle, Perth and Kinross Dunkeld House, Perth and Kinross
Duke of Montrose Auchmar, Stirling Buchanan Castle, Stirling
Duke of Roxburghe Floors Castle, Scottish Borders
Duke of Sutherland Mertoun House, Scottish Borders Dunrobin Castle, Sutherland, Trentham Hall, Staffordshire, Lancaster House, London.
Duke of Fife Elsick House, Kincardinshire and Kinnaird Castle, Brechin


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Marquess of Huntly Aboyne Castle, Aberdeenshire Huntly Castle
Marquess of Queensberry London Kinmount House
Marquess of Tweeddale Edinburgh Yester House, East Lothian
Marquess of Lothian Monteviot House and Ferniehirst Castle, Roxburghshire Newbattle Abbey and Blickling Hall
Marquess of Bute Mount Stuart House, Bute Dumfries House, Cardiff Castle, Bute House, Luton Hoo, Lansdowne House.
Marquess of Linlithgow Hopetoun House, South Queensferry


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Earl of Sutherland Dunrobin Castle, Golspie, Sutherland Forse Castle and Skibo Castle
Earl of Crawford Balcarres House, Colinsburgh, Fife Crawford Castle
Earl of Mar St Michael's Farm, Great Witley, Worcestershire Kildrummy Castle, Mar's Wark and Doune of Invernochty
Earl of Erroll Woodbury Hall, Bedfordshire[1] New Slains Castle[2]
Earl of Caithness London Ravenscraig Castle
Earl of Morton Old Mansion House, Dalmahoy near Edinburgh Aberdour Castle, Dalkeith House, Dalmahoy, Loch Leven Castle and Morton Castle
Earl of Rothes Dorset Ballinbreich Castle
Earl of Buchan Newnham House, Hampshire Almondell House, Midlothian and Lochindorb Castle
Earl of Eglinton Tennessee Eglinton Castle, Ardrossan Castle and Skelmorlie Castle
Earl of Cassilis Cassillis House, Ayrshire Culzean Castle
Earl of Moray Darnaway Castle, Forres Doune Castle, Drumsheugh House and Moray House
Earl of Mar and Kellie Hilton Farm, Alloa Kellie Castle, Fife
Earl of Home The Hirsel, Berwickshire and Castlemains, Douglas Hume Castle, Fast Castle, Berwickshire, Douglas Castle, Bothwell Castle
Earl of Perth Stobhall, Perthshire Drummond Castle
Earl of Abercorn Baronscourt, County Tyrone Duddingston House, Edinburgh
Earl of Strathmore and Kinghorne Glamis Castle, Angus Castle Huntly, Gibside Hall, Streatlam Castle and St Paul's Walden Bury
Earl of Haddington Mellerstain House, Berwickshire Tyninghame House in East Lothian
Earl of Galloway Cumloden House, Wigtownshire Galloway House, Wigtownshire
Earl of Lauderdale Pimlico, London Thirlestane Castle, Ham House, London and Dunbar Castle
Earl of Lindsay Lahill House, Fife, Scotland Combermere Abbey, Shropshire
Earl of Loudoun Jerilderie, New South Wales Loudoun Castle
Earl of Kinnoull Dupplin Castle, Perth Balhousie Castle
Earl of Dumfries Mount Stuart House, Bute Dumfries House, Cardiff Castle, Bute House, Luton Hoo and Lansdowne House
Earl of Elgin Broomhall House, Fife Culross Abbey House
Earl of Southesk Elsick House, Kincardineshire Duff House, Banffshire
Earl of Wemyss and March Gosford House, East Lothian, Stanway House in Gloucestershire, Neidpath Castle, Peebles and Elcho Castle near Perth Wemyss Castle
Earl of Dalhousie Brechin Castle Dalhousie Castle
Earl of Airlie Cortachy Castle Airlie Castle
Earl of Leven Glenferness House Nairn Balgonie Castle
Countess of Dysart Rothiemurchus by Aviemore Stobo Castle, Ham House
Earl of Selkirk London Brodick Castle
Earl of Northesk Cambridge Ethie Castle
Earl of Newburgh Milan, Italy Glentirran House, Stirlingshire, Slindon House, Sussex and Dilston Castle, Northumberland
Earl of Dundee Birkhill House, Fife Dudhope Castle
Earl of Annandale Raehills, Dumfries and Galloway and Lochwood Tower Lochmaben Castle
Earl of Dundonald Lochnell Castle, Argyll and Beacon Hall, Kent Auchindoun Castle
Earl of Kintore Keith Hall, Aberdeenshire Dunnottar Castle
Earl of Aberdeen Haddo House, Aberdeenshire Tolquhon Castle
Earl of Dunmore Tasmania Amhuinnsuidhe Castle and Dunmore Park, Falkirk
Earl of Orkney Winnipeg, Manitoba Kirkwall Castle
Earl of Seafield Old Cullen, Moray Castle Grant
Earl of Stair Lochinch Castle, Wigtownshire Oxenfoord Castle
Earl of Roseberry Dalmeny House and Barnbougle Castle, Edinburgh Mentmore Towers; Lansdowne House; The Durdans; Villa Rosebery, Naples
Earl of Glasgow Kelburn Castle, Ayrshire Stanely Castle
Earl of Hopetoun Hopetoun House, West Lothian Niddry Castle


Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Viscount of Stormont Scone Palace, Perthshire
Viscount of Arbuthnott Arbuthnott House, Kincardineshire
Viscount of Oxfuird Battersea, London Oxenfoord Castle

Lords of Parliament[edit]

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Lord Cathcart Gateley Hall, Norfolk
Lord Forbes Forbes Castle
Lord Borthwick Crookston, Heriot Borthwick Castle
Lord Lovat Balblair House, Beauly, Inverness-shire Beaufort Castle
Lord Torphichen Calder House, West Lothian
Lord Balfour of Burleigh Edinburgh Burleigh Castle
Lord Dingwall London Panshanger Park, Hertfordshire
Lord Fairfax of Cameron London Denton Hall, North Yorkshire
Lord Napier Thirlestane Castle Merchiston Castle
Lord Forrester Gorhambury House, Hertfordshire
Lord Belhaven and Stenton Pimlico, London Wishaw House
Lord Ruthven of Freeland Easington, Co. Durham Castle Howard, Yorkshire and Naworth Castle, Cumbria
Lord Nairne Bignor Park, Sussex
Lord Polwarth Hardon, Hawick, Roxburghshire Marchmont House, Berwickshire

Minor barons (feudal barons)[edit]

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats Year of Assignation
James Swinton of Swinton Edinburgh Swinton House, Swinton
Professor Mark Watson-Gandy London Myrton Castle, Wigtownshire
Dr. George M Burden of Seabegs Seabegs Feddal House
Alexander David Mungo Murray Scone Palace Balvaird Castle 2015
Newlands of Lauriston Lauriston Castle, Aberdeenshire Newlands, Drumcow [3]
Michael Chou-Leng Looi Lyons Avondale, Newfoundland, Canada Niddry Castle, Winchburgh 2021

Baronets and Lairds[edit]

Primary Title Current Seat Former Seats
Sir Henry Reid Ellon Castle
Mr Donald Cameron Achnacarry Castle Fassiefern House and Tor Castle
Lady Antonia Dalrymple Newhailes House, East Lothian
Dame Jean Maxwell-Scott Abbotsford House, Scottish Borders
Mr James Montgomery Kinross House, Perth and Kinross
Mr Patrick Gordon-Duff-Pennington Ardverikie House, Scottish Highlands Muncaster Castle
Mrs Althea Dundas-Becker Arniston House, Midlothian
Major-General Sir John Swinton of Kimmerghame Kimmerghame House, Berwickshire
James C. A. Burnett of Leys, Baron of Kilduthie Crathes Castle
Alexander Irvine of Drum, 27th Chief and Baron of Drum Doha, State of Qatar Drum Castle
Sir Roderick Duncan Hamilton Campbell of Barcaldine, 9th Bt.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Clan Hay Entertained to Lunch at the Chief's Home". Clan Hay. 12 July 2011. Retrieved 5 April 2015.
  2. ^ Burke, Sir Bernard (1855). A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland: Volume 2. Hurst and Blackett. p. 139.
  3. ^ Way & Squire Encyclopaedia

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