Earl of Mar and Kellie

James Erskine

James Erskine


Liberal Democrat

Address as

Lord Mar and Kellie

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 3469


Lords career

First entered House of Lords 1994; Chair, Strathclyde Tram Inquiry 1996; Commissioner, Burrell Collection (Lending) Inquiry 1997; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Scotland 2001-04; Liberal Democrat Whip 2002-07; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for: Transport 2004-10, Home Office (Scottish home affairs) 2005-07; Liberal Democrat Whip 2009-10

Councils, public bodies

DL, Clackmannan 1991-

Political interests

Scotland, probation, social policy, devolution, energy, transport, environment, Scottish political independence

Countries of interest

Baltic States, Ireland, Scandinavia, Switzerland

Name, style and title

Created a life peer as Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower, of Alloa in Clackmannanshire 2000 but known as Earl of Mar and Kellie

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Income is received from footpath and forestry work and the sale of firewood

5: Land and property

Farm land, woodland, urban land, residential property and playing fields, Clackmannanshire

Feudal superiorities in Clackmannanshire and elsewhere in Scotland (now subject to the Abolition of Feudal Tenure (Scotland) Act 2000

Salmon netting rights in the District of Sterling

10: Non-financial interests (c)

Director, Clackmannanshire Heritage Trust Ltd

10: Non-financial interests (e)

Trustee, Bowden Trust