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TITLE
Lord Lovat talks about his political career
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_14
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1550
KEYWORDS
Commandos
Commandoes
armed forces
Second World War
agriculture
laird
lairds
politicians
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 refers to his political career.

'I became a member of Inverness County Council when my father died in '32 and I kept the position through the war, so I launched more into County Council work, and I had a fair amount to do in other aspects of farming. I was asked to judge quite a lot overseas - judge beef cattle - and of course I had a part to play in the House of Lords where I spoke on Scottish affairs, or Highland affairs'

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Lord Lovat talks about his political career

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1980s

Commandos; Commandoes; armed forces; Second World War; agriculture; laird; lairds; politicians; 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 refers to his political career. <br /> <br /> 'I became a member of Inverness County Council when my father died in '32 and I kept the position through the war, so I launched more into County Council work, and I had a fair amount to do in other aspects of farming. I was asked to judge quite a lot overseas - judge beef cattle - and of course I had a part to play in the House of Lords where I spoke on Scottish affairs, or Highland affairs'