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John Murray, 11th Duke of Atholl (born 19 January 1929) is a British peer. Born in Johannesburg, he received a BSc degree in Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand, a leading South African university. He owns the only legal private army in Europe, the Atholl Highlanders. The army is based at Blair Castle, the ancestral home of the Dukes of Atholl, every year the Duke returns to stay at Blair for the display put on by his army.

The Duke of Atholl is the hereditary Clan Chief of Clan Murray.

He married Margaret Leach in 1956, and together they have three children:

  • Bruce George Ronald Murray, Marquess of Tullibardine (b.1960)
  • Lord Craig John Murray (b.1963)
  • The Lady Jennifer Murray (b.1958)


Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
George Murray
Duke of Atholl
Succeeded by
(current incumbent)
United Kingdom order of precedence
Preceded by
His Grace The Duke
of Argyll & Argyll
His Grace The Duke of Atholl
United Kingdom Order of Precedence
Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Montrose


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