Lord Selkirk of Douglas

Lord Selkirk of Douglas is a Conservative Life peer who has sat under this title in the Lords since 28 October 1997. His full title is The Rt Hon. the Lord Selkirk of Douglas, and his given name is James Alexander Douglas-Hamilton. Prior to joining the Lords, he sat in the Commons as an MP, and was first elected in 1974.

Experience

Find out about the experience of Lord Selkirk of Douglas outside of Parliament.

Non political

Scottish Bar
Scots Advocate
1968 - 1976

Political

Scottish Peers' Association
Chairman
2016 -
Conservative party
Member of Scottish Parliament
1999 - 2007
Scottish Office
Government Minister
1987 - 1997
Scottish Conservative Party
Government Whip
1977 - 1981
Conservative & Unionist
MP (Edinburgh West)
1974 - 1997
Edinburgh Town Council
Councillor
1972 - 1974

Public life

The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Lord High Commissioner
2013 - 2014
The General Assembly of the Church of Scotland
Lord High Commissioner
2012 - 2013
No. 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron 2000-2015
Hon. Air Commodore
2000 - 2015
House of Lords
Life Peer
1997 -
No.2 (City of Edinburgh) Maritime HQ Unit
Hon. Air Commodore
1995 - 1999