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John MacDonald Bannerman

(Lord Bannerman of Kildonan)

1902 - 1969

Sports personality and Gaelic activist. Born in Glasgow, Bannerman gained fame as a rugby player, being capped for Scotland on 37 occasions. While failing to win election to Parliament, he became President of An Comunn Gaidhealach, who run the Royal National Mod and are dedicated to the preservation and development of the Gaelic language.

He was raised to the peerage as Lord Bannerman of Kildonan in 1967 and took the Liberal whip in the House of Lords. He died in Hampshire, England. His son became chief of the Clan Bannerman and his daughter, Ray Michie, became Member of Parliament for Argyll and Bute.

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