Sir John Stirling Maxwell

In 1906 the house was bought by Sir John Stirling Maxwell (1866-1956), and he lived there until 1921.

Stirling Maxwell is a key figure in British natural history, as he was Chairman of the Forestry Commission from 1929-1932, and was one of the founder members of the National Trust for Scotland. He was also interested in architecture and fine arts, and was Chairman of the Royal Fine Arts Commission for Scotland, Trustee of the Scottish National Galleires, Chairman of the Ancient Monuments Board (Scotland) amnd a Trustee of the Wallace Collection. His estate and art collection was left to the Corpoation of Glasgow by his daughter in 1966.

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