Lord Elgin

Andrew Douglas Alexander Thomas Bruce, 11th Earl of Elgin and 15th Earl of KincardineKTCDJPDL (born 17 February 1924).  He is the 37th in the line of chiefs of the name and family of Bruce.  He is the eldest son of Edward Bruce, 10th Earl of Elgin and the Honourable Katherine Elizabeth Cochrane, daughter of Thomas Cochrane, 1st Baron Cochrane of Cults. He was educated at Eton and at Balliol College, Oxford.

In 1959 he married Victoria Mary Usher, now known as Lady Elgin, and they have five children:  Charles Edward Bruce, Lord Bruce;  The Hon. Alexander Bruce;  The Hon. Adam Bruce;  The Lady Georgina Bruce; and The Lady Antonia Bruce.

Lord and Lady Elgin reside at the family estate, known as Broomhall, and have been instrumental in supporting the existence and work of Family of Bruce International.

Lord Elgin has held a number of business appointments, including as President of the Scottish Amicable Life Assurance Society (1975–1994), and Chairman of the National Savings Committee for Scotland. He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in 1951, was Deputy Lieutenant of Fife 1955–1987, and Lord Lieutenant 1987–1999. In 1980 he was appointed by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II as Her Lord High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland and reappointed in 1981.  In 1982 Queen Elizabeth II installed him as a Knight of the Thistle.