Earl of Crawford and Balcarres

Earl of Crawford and Balcarres is no longer a Member of the Lords, but sat in the House under this title between 5 March 1975 and 28 November 2019. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Earl of Crawford and Balcarres KT GCVO DL, and his given name is Robert Alexander Lindsay. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1955.


Find out about the experience of Earl of Crawford and Balcarres outside of Parliament.

Non political

National Westminster Bank
1975 - 1988
Sun Alliance and London Insurance Group
Vice Chairman
1975 - 1991

Public life

National Library of Scotland
1990 - 2000
Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
1985 - 1995
Crown Estate
First Commissioner
1980 - 1985
Historic Buildings Council for Scotland
1976 - 1983
Rural District Councils Association
1959 - 1965