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TITLE
Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat
EXTERNAL ID
PAN_16_66
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
J Nairn
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
20481
KEYWORDS
Lord Lovat
Lovat Scouts
armies
World War II
farming
agriculture
cattle
Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat

Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat was born in 1911 and assumed the family titles in 1933. He was also known as the 24th MacShimidh (Chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat). He continued the military traditions of his father, Simon Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat, the founder of the Lovat Scouts. He served as a commando leader in World War II and was wounded during the Normandy landings. Hitler placed a bounty of a thousand Marks on his head, outraged by stories of his audacity. He received the DSO and Military Cross.

After the War he served as Winston Churchill's personal emissary to Stalin in Moscow. Churchill described him to Stalin as 'the mildest mannered man that ever scuttled ships or cut a throat'. After retiring from public life he turned his attentions to developing the family's Inverness-shire farms and became a distinguished cattle breeder. He died in 1995.

He is pictured speaking at Thistle Park on Kingsmills Road. The road in the background is MacEwen Drive, named after Sir Alexander MacEwen who was Provost of Inverness from 1925 to 1931


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Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

Lord Lovat; Lovat Scouts; armies; World War II; farming; agriculture; cattle

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Jimmy Nairn & Son

Simon Christopher Joseph Fraser, 15th Lord Lovat was born in 1911 and assumed the family titles in 1933. He was also known as the 24th MacShimidh (Chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat). He continued the military traditions of his father, Simon Fraser, 14th Lord Lovat, the founder of the Lovat Scouts. He served as a commando leader in World War II and was wounded during the Normandy landings. Hitler placed a bounty of a thousand Marks on his head, outraged by stories of his audacity. He received the DSO and Military Cross.<br /> <br /> After the War he served as Winston Churchill's personal emissary to Stalin in Moscow. Churchill described him to Stalin as 'the mildest mannered man that ever scuttled ships or cut a throat'. After retiring from public life he turned his attentions to developing the family's Inverness-shire farms and became a distinguished cattle breeder. He died in 1995.<br /> <br /> He is pictured speaking at Thistle Park on Kingsmills Road. The road in the background is MacEwen Drive, named after Sir Alexander MacEwen who was Provost of Inverness from 1925 to 1931 <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.