Celtic Media Festival 2018
2-4 May 2018 2-4 May 2018

The Richest Scot in the Empire

John Patrick Crichton Stuart, the 3rd Marquess of Bute, was the Scottish heir to a massive Welsh fortune and one of the richest men in the world. With an annual income in excess of £150,000 – around £15 million in today’s money – Bute pursued his passions with a vengeance. He was one of the most extraordinary men of the Victorian age – a blue-blooded aristocrat who supported women’s rights and striking miners … an intellectual who was a ghost hunter … and a Welsh-speaking Scottish Nationalist. Above all, Bute was a fabulously rich and visionary creator of great architecture.

The Richest Scot in the Empire
Entry Category
Produced By
Caledonia TV
Seona Robertson and Julie McCrone
Directed By
Les Wilson
BBC Scotland