The Royal Company of Archers

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William, 6th Duke of Buccleugh 16th Earl of Morton  

The Royal Company of Archers is a ceremonial unit that serves as the Sovereign's Bodyguard in Scotland, a role it has performed since 1822 and the reign of King George IV, when the company provided a personal bodyguard to the King on his visit to Scotland. It is currently known as the Queen's Bodyguard For Scotland, and is located at Edinburgh. The Royal Company of Archers has a long history in Scotland as a body that celebrated both the recreation and talent of local archers. As a royally-established body, the company has a long history of unique prizes, powerful supporters, and ceremonial powers.

The following were members:
*John Douglas, surgeon in Edinburgh - 3 times winner of The Edinburgh Arrow between 1729 - 1746
*Robert Douglas, Secretary to the R.C.A. - winner of The Edinburgh Arrow in 1750
 
*William Hew Sholto Douglas, born 1947
*Cospatrick Alexander, 11th Earl of Home, had a political career. From 1828 to 1830 he was Under Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, a Representative Peer for Scotland from 1842 to 1874, Keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, and a Lieutenant General of the Royal Company of Archers.
*Sir George Henry Scott Douglas
*Lord Malcolm Douglas-Hamilton
*Angus MacMillan-Douglas, OBE
*John Montagu Douglas Scott, 9th Duke of Buccleuch, 1923-2007, Captain of the Royal Company of Archers
*Angus Douglas-Hamilton, 15th Duke of Hamilton, 1938-2010
*George Douglas, 16th Earl of Morton (1761-1827)
*John, 7th Duke of Buccleuch and 9th Duke of Queensberry - an Ensign in the Royal Company of Archers
*Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch - Captain-General of the Royal Company of Archers
*Sir George Henry Scott Douglas - Brigadier General of the Royal Company of Archers.
*William Henry Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 6th Duke of Buccleuch - Captain General of The Royal Company of Archers
*Charles, 12th earl of Home, 1834-1918 - Captain of the Royal Company of Archers
*Lord George Francis John Montagu-Douglas-Scott
*Lt.-Col. Claud Everard Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott

*Lt.-Col. John Henry Montagu Douglas Scott
*Walter Francis [Montagu-Scott later Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 5th Duke of Buccleuch, KG PC - Capt General of the Royal Company of Archers 1838-84
*William Henry Walter [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 6th Duke of Buccleuch, KG PC - Captain General of the Royal Company of Archers 1900-14
*John Charles [Montagu-Douglas-Scott], 7th Duke of Buccleuch, KG GCVO - Capt General of the Royal Company of Archers 1914–1935
* Charles Douglas, 3rd Duke of Queensberry - Capt General of the Royal Company of Archers 1756–1778



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