Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll

Merlin Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll
The Earl of Erroll
Born 20 April 1948 (1948-04-20) (age 63)
Title Earl of Erroll

Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll, (born Edinburgh, 20 April 1948) is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, Chief of Scottish clan Hay, and hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland.

He is the son of Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Baronet and Diana Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll. He was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He succeeded his mother in 1978 as Earl of Erroll, and in 1985, his father as a Baronet. He married Isabelle Jacqueline Laline Astell Hohler (b. Brussels, 22 August 1955) in 1982 and has two sons and two daughters:

  • Harry Thomas William Hay, Baron Hay (b. Basingstoke, 8 August 1984)
  • Lady Amelia Diana Jacqueline Hay (b. Basingstoke, 23 November 1986)
  • Lady Laline Lucy Clementine Hay (b. Basingstoke, 21 December 1987)
  • Hon. Richard Merlin Iain Hay (b. Basingstoke, 14 December 1990)

He was Page to the Lord Lyon in 1956, has been a Lieutenant, Atholl Highlanders since 1974, and is a Member of the Royal Company of Archers. He served in the Territorial Army from 1975 to 1990, and was an Honorary Colonel of the RMPTA from 1992 to 1997. Erroll has worked as a marketing and computer consultant, is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member, Court of Assistants of Worshipful Company of Fishmongers and was Prime Warden of the Company in 2000–01. He is also President of ERADAR: the e-business network, and Chairman of the Information Society Alliance (EURIM). He is also a member of the Council of the Hereditary Peerage Association.[1]

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Diana Hay
Earl of Erroll
1978—
Incumbent
Heir:
Harry Hay, Lord Hay
Orders of precedence in the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Rt Hon The Earl of Crawford & Balcarres
Gentlemen
The Lord High Constable of Scotland
Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Argyll & Argyll

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