Luke Archer Photography

I have recently relocated from Bristol to Hertfordshire. Inheritance remains my current long-term project. In 2011 I was nominated for Black and White Magazines under 30’s Photographer of the Year. I was the joint winner of the 2011 South West Graduate Photography Prize. I have exhibited extensively in Bristol as part of the 2010 and 2012 Bristol Festival of Photography as well as the 2011 Royal West of England Academy’s Open Photography. My portrait of the Marquess of Bath is held in the National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. The book version of Inheritance was displayed at Ffotogallery’s Book Arts Fayre 2012. I joined the Vignette Magazine team in winter 2011 and I am now features editor.
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James Erskine, 14th Earl of Mar and Kellie

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Born 1949.

Educated at Eton.

Became a community service volunteer in York, then a community worker at the Richmond-Craigmillar Parish Church in Edinburgh.

From 1973-1976, his role was social worker for family and community services at Sheffield District Council, several social work placements followed over the next 20 years.

In 1987 he undertook a building course at Inverness College, after he worked as a building technician and boat builder.

Succeeded his father in 1993.

Lost his seat due to the 1999 House of Lords Act; however in 2000 he was made a life peer: Baron Erskine of Alloa Tower, of Alloa.

Other titles include: Premier Viscount of Scotland, Deputy Lieutenant and Hereditary Keeper of Stirling Castle.

Party: Liberal Democrat


 Lord John Francis Ashley Erskine

Educated at Eton and Oxford.

Served in the Scots Guards and Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders during World War One.

Became MP for  Weston-super-Mare  from 1922-1923 and 1924- 1934.

Served as Assistant Government Whip from 1930- 1934.

Erskine was appointed Governor of Madras Presidency in 1934 serving until 1940.

From 1940-41 he was MP for Brighton.

His 2nd son was killed in the Second World War in 1945.

As the eldest son of the 12th Earl of Mar and Kellie he was the heir apparent, however due to complications in surgery  in 1953 he predeceased his father.

The title  passed on to John’s eldest son.

Died 1953.

Party: Conservative

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