Friday, August 20, 2010

Douglas Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott

We've received the following sad notice from David Scott, of the Clan Scott Society [USA]:

'It is with great sadness that I write the news of the passing of a long-cherished correspondent and valued Honourary Member of the Clan Scott Society.

Douglas Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, OBE, was born on 21 June 1930 and died 30 June 2010, aged 80, after a sudden illness. A Borderer on both sides of his family, he was the son of Colonel Claud Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott and Lady Victoria Doris Rachel Haig, daughter of Field Marshal Earl Haig, Commander of the British Armies in France in WWI. Douglas's grandfather was Lord Herbert Andrew Montagu Douglas Scott, 5th son of the 6th Duke of Buccleuch (and an ancestor of Sarah Duchess of York). As a child, Douglas lived throughout WWII at Drumlanrig Castle.He married, firstly, Bridget Elizabeth George, daughter of Air Vice-Marshal Sir Robert Allingham George, on 12 October 1954. He married, secondly, Daphne Maureen Shortt, daughter of Dr. Cyril de Vere Shortt, in 1977. He married, thirdly, Monica Joan Hudson, daughter of James Edward Hudson, on 20 October 2005.He was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England. He gained the rank of Captain in the service of the Irish Guards. He was Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of South Australia. He was invested as an Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.).After eight years as a regular soldier, he had a successful career in the engineering industry. This was followed by nearly nine years as CEO of the Cancer Charity, Macmillan Cancer Relief. During all these years, he has painted regularly but as a hobby under the tutelage of several well-known painters, notably his uncle, Lord Haig, an accomplished Scottish artist.He is survived by his wife, Monica, his children Emily Montagu Douglas Scott and Lucy Rosemary Montagu Douglas Scott, and his stepchildren Penny, Simon, and Olivia. His son, Adam Montagu Douglas Scott, died in 1969. His sister, Henrietta Montagu Douglas Scott, preceded him in death in 2008. The funeral was private.'