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TITLE
Lord Lovat talks about his childhood
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_01
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1533
KEYWORDS
Commandos
Commandoes
armed forces
Second World War
agriculture
laird
lairds
audio

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Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district.

In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat recalls how, as a child, he benefitted from the experience of the Lovat Estate workers.

'Well they taught me almost everything I know because my father, who was a great man, said 'You must always understand and be interested in other people. You must treat them as authorities' and I was a small boy and I certainly did. I had a tremendous admiration for all the people on the farm and all the fishing ghillies, all the keepers, stalkers, and I tried to imitate them as best I could in every aspect of the life they taught me'

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Lord Lovat talks about his childhood

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1980s

Commandos; Commandoes; armed forces; Second World War; agriculture; laird; lairds; audio

Moray Firth Radio

MFR: Lord Lovat

Simon Fraser, commonly known as the 17th Lord Lovat, (1911-1995), was the 25th Chief of the Clan Fraser and a prominent British Commando during World War II. He was seriously wounded during the invasion of Normandy in 1944 but went on to make a full recovery. In the post-war period he devoted much of his time to politics and looking after the family estates in the Beauly district. <br /> <br /> In this audio extract, taken from an interview with Sam Marshall for Moray Firth Radio, Lord Lovat recalls how, as a child, he benefitted from the experience of the Lovat Estate workers.<br /> <br /> 'Well they taught me almost everything I know because my father, who was a great man, said 'You must always understand and be interested in other people. You must treat them as authorities' and I was a small boy and I certainly did. I had a tremendous admiration for all the people on the farm and all the fishing ghillies, all the keepers, stalkers, and I tried to imitate them as best I could in every aspect of the life they taught me'