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George Macpherson-Grant | Inducted between 1920 and 1948

Sir George Macpherson-Grant had the oldest herd of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle in Scotland .

1839-1907 | Artist: Benjamin S. Kanne (1897-1952)





Impact & Accomplishments


George Macpherson-Grant succeeded to the Macpherson-Grant Baronetcy of Ballindalloch, in the County of Elgin, Scotland, at the death of his father in 1850.


The hereditary honor of baronet carries the title “Sir,” but is distinct from knighthood. Sir George Macpherson-Grant had the oldest herd of polled Aberdeen Angus cattle in Scotland when he started improving the breed. The addition of the cow Erica in 1860 started the most celebrated Ballindalloch bloodline.


Did You Know?


Macpherson-Grant was considered one of the greatest exhibitors of the Aberdeen Angus breed, and won prizes at all the major shows, including first prize at the Paris Exhibition of 1878.


In 1879 Macpherson-Grant was elected Member of Parliament for Elginshire and Nairn. He held the seat until 1886 when as a Unionist he was defeated by Charles Henry Anderson a Gladstonian Liberal.


Ballindalloch Castle, known as the "pearl of the north", is a Scottish castle located in Banffshire, Scotland. It has been the family home of Macpherson-Grants since 1546.





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