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The Earl of Erroll
Born 20 April 1948 (1948-04-20) (age 61)
Title Earl of Erroll

Merlin Sereld Victor Gilbert Hay, 24th Earl of Erroll, Bt., (born 20 April 1948) is a cross-bench member of the House of Lords, Chief of Scottish clan Hay, and hereditary Lord High Constable of Scotland.

He is the son of Sir Iain Moncreiffe of that Ilk, 11th Baronet and Diana Hay, 23rd Countess of Erroll. He was educated at Eton College and at Trinity College, Cambridge. He succeeded his mother in 1978 as Earl of Erroll, and in 1985, his father as a Baronet. He married Isabelle Jacqueline Laline Astell in 1982 and has two sons and two daughters.

He was Page to the Lord Lyon in 1956, has been a Lieutenant, Atholl Highlanders since 1974, and is a Member of the Royal Company of Archers. He served in the Territorial Army from 1975 to 1990, and was an Honorary Colonel of the RMPTA from 1992 to 1997. Erroll has worked as a marketing and computer consultant, is a Freeman of the City of London and a Member, Court of Assistants of Worshipful Company of Fishmongers and was Prime Warden of the Company in 2000–01. He is also President of ERA - a not-for-profit association that promotes an enabling legal and regulatory environment for business online, and a Director of EURIM. He is also a member of the Council of the Hereditary Peerage Association.[1]

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Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
Diana Hay
Earl of Erroll
Harry Hay, Lord Hay
United Kingdom order of precedence
Preceded by
The Rt Hon The Earl of Crawford & Balcarres
The Lord High Constable of Scotland
Succeeded by
His Grace The Duke of Argyll & Argyll


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