Scottish National Portrait Gallery & Lord Bute

Just back from visiting the fabulous revamped Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

Allan Ramsay’s full-length portrait of the 3rd Earl of Bute can be seen flanked by Queen Charlotte and George III. The hanging highlights Bute’s huge influence before he retired to enjoy botany at Highcliff Castle.

It is often suggested that his fall down the cliff, when looking for a plant, led to his death two years later in 1792.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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