Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner (born 1 December 1926 ) is a Scottish noble, and the current holder of the title Baron Glenconner. He is the nephew of Edward Wyndham Tennant and Stephen Tennant, and the brother of novelist Emma Tennant.
|Colin Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner|
|Stefan Szczesny and Colin Christopher Paget Tennant, 3rd Baron Glenconner infront his statue at Mustique|
The Heir Apparent is the present holder's grandson the Hon. Cody Charles Edward Tennant (b. 2 February 1994). He is the son of Hon. Charles Edward Pevensey Tennant (1957-1996), eldest son of the third Baron.
Before Colin Tennant had succeeded to the Peerage, he had been a great traveller, most notably in India and the West Indies. He was a close friend of Princess Margaret, to whom his wife was a lady-in-waiting, and an avid socialite. In 1958, he bought the Island of Mustique in The Grenadines for $45,000.
He built a new village for the island's inhabitants, planted coconut palms, vegetables and fruit and developed the fisheries.
In 1960 the British Royal yacht Britannia was sailing the Caribbean with newlyweds Princess Margaret and Lord Snowdon on board. The royal couple went ashore on Mustique to accept a wedding gift from Lord Tennant, a plot of land, where Princess Margaret was to build her holiday retreat "Les Jolies Eaux.
The cost of running Mustique depleted Glenconner's family fortune and he took on business partners. Eventually, he went into exile on St. Lucia, where he ran for many years the "Bang Between the Pitons" restaurant (now sold to the adjacent Jalousie Plantation hotel).
In 2000 a documentary by Joseph Bullman was made about Baron Glenconner, entitled The Man Who Bought Mustique. It chronicled the Baron's first visit back to Mustique since his exile.
At the wedding of the Baron and his wife, Lady Anne Coke (daughter of Thomas Coke, 5th Earl of Leicester), Princess Margaret first met the former Tony Armstrong-Jones, hired to take wedding pictures, at which Princess Margaret was a guest. The couple currently divide their time between their house on St. Lucia and their home in England.
Together with his daughter May and her husband Anton, Baron Glenconner is currently developing the Beau Estate property between the Pitons.