Priscilla Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir
|The Right Honourable|
The Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie
Portrait by Madame Yevonde
|Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South|
|Preceded by||Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt|
|Succeeded by||Donald Dewar|
|Born||25 January 1915|
|Died||11 March 1978 (aged 63)|
|Political party||Scottish Conservative Party|
|Unionist Party (until 1965)|
Maj. Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant|
The Lord Tweedsmuir
The daughter of Brigadier Alan F. Thomson DSO, she married Major Sir Arthur Lindsay Grant, 11th Baronet, Grenadier Guards in 1934. He was killed in action in 1944. She subsequently married the author and politician, the 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir, in 1948.
She was a delegate to the Council of Europe from 1950–1953, a UK Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1960–1961; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1962–1964; Minister of State at the Scottish Office from 1970–1972 and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1972–1974. She was appointed a Privy Counsellor in 1974.
On 1 July 1970 she was created a life peer as Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie, of Potterton in the County of Aberdeen. In the House of Lords she served as Principal Deputy Chairman of Committees, 1974–1977 and as Chairman of the Select Committee on European Communities, 1974–1977. She was also a Deputy Speaker. She died of cancer in 1978, aged 63.
She was mentioned several times in the 2014 Loyal Address to Parliament on 4 June in the House of Commons by Penny Mordaunt.
- Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs – Constituencies beginning with "A" (part 1)
- The London Gazette: . 3 July 1970.
- Kenneth Baxter (2011). "Chapter Nine: Identity, Scottish Women and Parliament 1918-1979". In Campbell, Jodi A; Ewan, Elizabeth; Parker, Heather. The Shaping of Scottish Identities: Family, Nation and the Worlds Beyond. Guelph, Ontario: Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Guelph. p. 151. ISBN 978-0-88955-589-1.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by Priscilla Buchan, Lady Grant of Monymusk
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir Douglas Thomson, Bt
|Member of Parliament for Aberdeen South
| Succeeded by|