Our President for 1954/55 was:

The Right Hon. Lady Tweedsmuir

She proposed the Toast to Sir Walter at our 47th Annual Dinner on Friday 18th February 1955 in The North British Station Hotel, Edinburgh

Read the text of her address here

Priscilla Jean Fortescue Buchan, Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie, PC (née Thomson; 25 January 1915 – 11 March 1978), was a Unionist and Conservative politician.

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 author and politician the 2nd Baron Tweedsmuir in 1948.

Lady Tweedsmuir was an unsuccessful parliamentary candidate for Aberdeen North in July 1945, and was elected for Aberdeen South in 1946, holding the seat until 1966.

She was a delegate to the Council of Europe from 1950 to 1953, a UK Delegate to the General Assembly of the United Nations, 1960–1961; Joint Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland from 1962 to 1964.

On 1 July 1970 she was created a life peer as Baroness Tweedsmuir of Belhelvie, of Potterton in the County of Aberdeen.

Tweedsmuir was Minister of State at the Scottish Office from 1970–1972 and at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office from 1972–1974 and was sworn of the Privy Council in 1974.[3] 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.

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