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Hope Montagu Douglas Scott


1897 - 1989

Patron of the Arts. Born near Balerno, a daughter of the Younger family of brewers, she lived in the Scottish Borders. She married a grandson of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, the 5th Duke of Buccleuch (1806 - 84), and was a close friend of the artist William Johnstone (1897 - 1981). When she died her collection of paintings was bequeathed to the University of Edinburgh and is now on show in the Talbot Rice Gallery. In addition, she endowed the Hope Scott Trust to support young artists.


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