Ian Campbell


Ian Campbell

Death 21 Aug 2001 (aged 63)
Burial Inishail, Argyll and Bute, Scotland
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Ian Campbell, 12th Duke of Argyll b.28 Aug 1937 d.21 Aug 2001(@63yrs)
mother Louise Hollingsworth Morris Clews d.10 Feb 1970
½ sister Jeanne Louise Campbell
Ian Campbell - funeral coverage
THE boat cut a solitary swathe across the loch as it took the body of the Twelfth Duke of Argyll to its final resting place on an island surrounded by the mountains he loved.

Ian Campbell was laid to rest on Inishail in Loch Awe near his family seat, where family and friends said their private farewells. Earlier, life in the town of Inveraray came to a standstill as locals drew their blinds as a mark of respect for the man they knew as a friend.

Mourners lined the streets leading to Inveraray Church to pay tribute to the chief of Clan Campbell, who died In London last week following heart surgery He was 63.

The townsfolk stood with the great and good, including Lord MacFarlane of Bearsden and Lord and Lady Elgin, during the service, which was relayed to mourners in Inveraray community centre.

The Reverend Brian Wilkinson said the Duke took pride, and an active interest, in his community. ‘We remember him for his friendship and kindness,’ said Mr Wilkinson, ‘and his great sense of loyalty and public duty. But we also remember him for his care of his family and of the people in this community.’

Members of the public listening on loudspeakers outside the church were moved as the Duke’s son Torquil, the Marquis of Lorne, read a touching tribute to his father. The 33-year-old, who succeeds as the Thirteenth Duke of Argyll and inherits the family seat of Inveraray Castle, had flown in from Hong Kong for the service and delivered a poignant reading entitled High Flight, written by Gillespie Magee, a pilot officer killed in World War II.

Benedict Hoskyns Abrahail, a lifelong friend of the peer, explained how much the Duke loved his adopted hometown.

He said: ‘He had an unsettled childhood which saw him forced from France by the Germans. He then moved to Portugal, Switzerland and Canada. This cosmopolitan lifestyle gave the Duke a great knowledge of the world. But no matter where he was, he always looked forward to returning to his beloved Argyll’

Throughout the service, the Duchess of Argyll was comforted by her son and by her daughter, Lady Louise Campbell.

Two representatives from Buckingham Palace were in attendance to convey the Queen’s condolences.

Six members of the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders carried the coffin through the streets in the first ducal funeral the town has seen since 1947, when the Tenth Duke died.

As the cortege wound its way from the parish church to Inveraray Castle, the streets of the town on the banks of Loch Fyne were silent. Locals bowed their heath and policemen saluted. As many wept, the sound of a lone Argyll piper pierced the hush as he played an extract from the earl’s favourite pibroch, The Desperate Battle.

Ian Campbell, 12th and 5th Duke of Argyll FRSA (August 2 , 1937 - April 21, 2001) was a Scottish Peer and Chief of Clan Campbell . He was also the 5th Duke of Argyll in the Peerage of the United Kingdom .
Sir Ian Campbell was the son of Ian Douglas Campbell, 11th Duke of Argyll and his second wife, Louise Hollingsworth Morris Clews. He was educated at Institut Le Rosey in Switzerland and Glenalmond College in Scotland before going on to McGill University in Canada .
In 1953, he was made a Fellow in the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce. He served with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, earning the rank of Captain.
On the death of his father in 1973, Sir Ian Campbell became a member of the Board of Directors of three distilleries and in 1977 became Chairman of Beinn Bhuidhe Holdings Ltd. in 1977. Invested as a Knight in the Order of St. John in 1975.
Married in 1964 to Iona Mary Colquhoun, the couple had a son Torquhil Ian Campbell and a daughter Louisa Iona Campbell. They lived at Inveraray Castle in Argyllshire

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