Magdalen College; Harrow School.
He served with the Lovat Scouts from 1914–1935, and was awarded the Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1919. He was a Forestry Commissioner from 1948–1962, and Chairman of the Commission"s Scottish National Committee from 1950–1959. He was appointed a Knight of the Thistle in 1956 and served as Lord Lieutenant of Ross and Cromarty from 1964–1968.
He was a Member of Ross and Cromarty County Council from 1919–1970, serving as Convener from 1935–1961.