Viscount Thurso

Viscount Thurso is a Liberal Democrat Excepted Hereditary peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 31 October 1995. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Viscount Thurso, and his given name is John Archibald Thurso. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 2001.He has sat in the Lords previously with the title Viscount Thurso.

Registered Interests

Registered Interests for Viscount Thurso.

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Category 1: Directorships

Chairman, International Wine and Spirit Competition Limited (organisers of annual wine and spirit competition) (interest ceased 31 January 2020)
Non-executive Director, AMTE Power Ltd (battery manufacturer)

Category 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Chair of the Board of VisitScotland
Joint Chairman, International Property Media Awards

Category 3: Person with significant control of a company (PSC)

Clan Sinclair Trust
Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Limited
Ulbster Holdings Limited

Category 4: Shareholdings (a)

Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Limited (see category 10(a))
Ulbster Holdings Limited (see category 10(a))

Category 4: Shareholdings (b)

Walker Greenbank plc (manufacturers of wallpaper and fabric; 1 per cent of share capital is owned by Ulbster Holdings Ltd - see category 10(a))

Category 5: Land and property

Moorland estate and hill farm in Altnabraec, Caithness

Category 10: Non-financial interests (a)

Chairman, North Highland Regeneration Fund (NHRF) (a company limited by guarantee, established by Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to provide loan funding for small businesses)
Owner and Chairman, Ulbster Estates (Sporting) Limited (member's company owned 100 per cent by member; owns estates and sporting interests in Caithness; the member receives no income from the company)
Owner and Chairman, Ulbster Holdings Limited (member's company owned 100 per cent by member; manages family properties and investments; the member receives no income from the company but remuneration from International Wine and Spirit Competition Limited (see category 1) is paid to Ulbster Holdings Limited)

Category 10: Non-financial interests (e)

Chairman, Fondation pour la formation hoteliere (Swiss charity based in Zurich)
Lord-Lieutenant of Caithness
Trustee and Director, Clan Sinclair Trust