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TITLE
Lord Lovat talks about his role as Clan Chief
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_20
PLACENAME
Beauly
DISTRICT
Aird
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Kilmorack
PERIOD
1980s
CREATOR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
SOURCE
Moray Firth Radio
ASSET ID
1558
KEYWORDS
Commandos
Commandoes
armed forces
Second World War
agriculture
laird
lairds
clans
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 lists some of the duties he carries out as Clan Chief.

'Chiefs at home are lucky if they still live in the homes of their fathers. Too many, sadly, have had to go and work in the south. And I was lucky, and I've got four sons to divide the property between. Clan Chief can certainly set an example and make people welcome who've come back from overseas, which I've tried to do, and you can go and see your own clanspeople in different parts of the world, which I do every year, and their clan societies which flourish all over Canada and the United States. Every so often a lot of Frasers come from California, every fourth year we have a large influx of Frasers, but people come from all over the world; they come and see me and we have a dram, talk, I answer letters'

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Lord Lovat talks about his role as Clan Chief

INVERNESS: Kilmorack

1980s

Commandos; Commandoes; armed forces; Second World War; agriculture; laird; lairds; clans; 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 lists some of the duties he carries out as Clan Chief.<br /> <br /> 'Chiefs at home are lucky if they still live in the homes of their fathers. Too many, sadly, have had to go and work in the south. And I was lucky, and I've got four sons to divide the property between. Clan Chief can certainly set an example and make people welcome who've come back from overseas, which I've tried to do, and you can go and see your own clanspeople in different parts of the world, which I do every year, and their clan societies which flourish all over Canada and the United States. Every so often a lot of Frasers come from California, every fourth year we have a large influx of Frasers, but people come from all over the world; they come and see me and we have a dram, talk, I answer letters'