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SPAWFORTH, David Meredith (born 1938), Headmaster, Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, 1981–98

EVANS, Cecil Herbert (1898 - 1957), Headmaster Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh, since 1936

GRAHAM, Peter (Walter) (born 1937), GOC Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1991–93, retired

BLAIR, Chandos (1919 - 2011), GOC Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1972–76

SCOTT-BARRETT, David (William) (1922 - 2004), GOC Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1976–79; Chairman, Army Cadet Force Association, 1982–96

EELES, Nicholas Henry (born 1961), General Officer Commanding, 2nd Division, Scotland, and Governor, Edinburgh Castle, 2012–15

LANG, Derek (Boileau) (1913 - 2001), DL; General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Scottish Command, 1966–69; Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1966–69

LEASK, Henry (Lowther Ewart Clark) (1913 - 2004), GOC Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1969–72, retired

MacMILLAN, John Richard Alexander (born 1932), fruit farmer; General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1988–91

YOUNG, David (Tod) (1926 - 2000), General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1980–82

DOWDEN, John Wheeler (1866 - 1936), Vice-President Royal College Surgeons, Edinburgh; Hon. Fellow Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh; Manager, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, since 1931; Consulting Surgeon, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and Consulting Surgeon, Chalmers Hospital, Edin.; Chairman of Governors Merchiston Castle School, Colinton; late Surgeon to Chalmers Hospital, Edinburgh; late Examiner in Surgery, Durham University; Examiner in Surgery, Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh; Hon. Member Royal Medical Society, Edinburgh

ARTHUR, (John) Norman (Stewart) (born 1931), Lord-Lieutenant, Stewartry of Kirkcudbright (Dumfries and Galloway Region), 1996–2006; General Officer Commanding Scotland and Governor of Edinburgh Castle, 1985–88, retired

WRIGHT, Ronald (William Vernon) Selby (1908 - 1995), JP; Minister Emeritus of the Canongate (The Kirk of Holyroodhouse), Edinburgh, and of Edinburgh Castle (Minister, 1936–77); Extra Chaplain to the Queen in Scotland, 1961–63 and since 1978 (Chaplain, 1963–78); Chaplain to The Queen’s Body Guard for Scotland, Royal Company of Archers, 1973–93, Hon. Member, since 1994

 

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Stands on Castle Rock dominating the city of Edinburgh and is approached across the Esplanade, the site of the annual military tattoo. It houses the crown jewels (Honours) of Scotland, and occupies a special place in Scots history: in 1566 Mary, queen of Scots, gave birth there to Prince James, later King James VI of Scotland (1567) and James I of England (1603).

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