Viscount Shane Gough

The sad news reached us last week of the death of Viscount Gough, who died peacefully on 14 April 2023, at the age of 81, after a short illness. Lord Gough’s funeral was a quiet private affair.

Shane, 5th Viscount Gough, was born near Inverness and spent his early years there. After Abberley Hall School he went on to Winchester College, spending a gap year travelling around the world prior to Sandhurst and a commission in the Irish Guards. Six years later he went into stockbroking and was involved with his Scottish estate.

Viscount Gough joined the Order of St Lazarus in 1994 and was promoted to the rank of Knight Commander in 1997.   He took on the role of Prior in the Grand Bailiwick of Scotland in early 2000 and worked quietly and diligently for the Grand Bailiwick at a National and International level, serving on the Grand Magisterial Council from 2009 until 2014.

Our prayers and thoughts are with his extended family.