Feudal baron, conservationist, Jacobite and herald who restored several Scottish houses and castles.
(Obituary) - David Lumsden of Cushnie, who has died aged 75, held the heraldic title of Garioch Pursuivant to the Chief and Name and Arms of Mar, and was a leading figure in Scottish heritage circles.
An affable, generous man with a youthful vigour that belied his years, Lumsden was co-founder and chairman of the Castles of Scotland Preservation Trust, established to promote and encourage the protection and preservation of Scotland’s architectural heritage, and served as president of the Scottish Military History Society. In addition he co-founded the Scottish Organs Trust and was also well known as a vigorous opponent of the wearing of white socks with kilts.
A staunch Jacobite, Lumsden was a member of the Royal Stuart Society, convener of the Monarchist League of Scotland, and served for 23 years as president of the 1745 Association, in which capacity he contributed to the Muster Rolls of the 45, listing all those who served with Prince Charles Edward Stuart in the abortive uprising.