Lord Selkirk of Douglas

James Douglas-Hamilton

James Douglas-Hamilton



Address as

Lord Selkirk

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 2131


Electoral history

MP (Conservative) for Edinburgh West 1974-97. Contested Edinburgh West 1997 general election

Parliamentary career

Opposition Whip 1976-79; Government Whip 1979-81; PPS to Malcolm Rifkind: as Minister of State, Foreign Office 1983-85, as Secretary of State for Scotland 1986-87; Scottish Office 1987-95: Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State 1987-95, Minister of State 1995-97

Party groups

President, Oxford University Conservative Association Winter 1963

Councils, public bodies

Councillor, Edinburgh Corporation 1972-74; Hon. President, Scottish Boxing Association 1975-98; President: Royal Commonweath Society in Scotland 1979-87, Scottish National Council, UN Association 1981-87, International Rescue Corps 1995-, Scottish Veterans Garden City Association 2007

Political interests

Foreign affairs, defence, Scottish affairs, law reform, conservation, arts, housing, health, education, local government, environment, heritage

Countries of interest

Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Middle East, North America

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baron Selkirk of Douglas, of Cramond in the City of Edinburgh 1997

Register of Interests

1: Directorships

Chairman of Directors, and Director, Douglas-Hamilton (D Share) Ltd (small family company: agriculture and property; the Member’s financial interest derives from his shareholdings in the company (see category 4(b)) and not from his chairmanship or directorship, which are unpaid)

Director, Lennoxlove House Limited (venue for celebrations/corporate events)

4: Shareholdings (b)

Douglas-Hamilton (D Share) Ltd (small family company: agriculture and property)

10: Non-financial interests (a)

Director, Douglas-Hamilton Investments Ltd (company no SC343289)

Director, Douglas-Hamilton Management Ltd (company no SC 343023)

Director, Ryvra Enterprises Ltd (company no SC342962)

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Scottish Veterans' Garden City Association (national charity)

Chairman, Scottish Advisory Committee, Skill Force (national charity)