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Famous Scots - Hugh Fraser 1st Lord Of Allander

Hugh Fraser, House of Fraser

Hugh Fraser, 1st Baron Fraser of Allander (15 January 1903 ? 6 November 1966) was the grandson of Hugh Fraser I, and the father of Sir Hugh Fraser, 2nd Baronet. He inherited his father's shop and built it into the large retail chain now known as House of Fraser. in Partick, Lanarkshire (now in Glasgow), Hugh Fraser was educated at Glasgow Academy and Warriston School near Moffat.[1]

In 1919 he joined his father's business, a shop in Buchanan Street in Glasgow.[1] He became Managing Director in 1924 and Chairman on his father's death in 1927.[1] He expanded the business by acquisition buying department stores throughout Scotland as well as the John Barker Group and Harrods in England and Argentina In 1948 he established Scottish & Universal Investments ('SUITS') to acquire non-retail businesses including the Glasgow Herald. In 1945 he purchased Mugdock Castle from the Duke of Montrose. 

He was created a Baronet, styled "of Dineiddwg in the County of Stirling", in 1961,[2] and was subsequently created Baron Fraser of Allander, of Dineiddwg in the County of Stirling, in 1964. He died in 1966 at Mugdock Castle.

Headstone Photograph

Further Information


Firstname: HUGH

LastName: FRASER

Date of Death: 6th Nov 1966

Age at Death: 63

Cemetery: Kilmaronock Cemetery

  Sirling Road


Region: Glasgow and Clyde Valley

Country: Scotland


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