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Lord Gough at the Carlton Club in 2005.

Shane Hugh Maryon Gough, 5th Viscount Gough (born 26 August 1941), is a peer of the United Kingdom. He was educated at Winchester College and Sandhurst. Son of Hugh William Gough, 4th Viscount Gough, MC, and Margaretta Elizabeth Maryon-Wilson. Lord Gough resides at the family seat, Keppoch House, near Dingwall, Scotland, but also has a London residence. His current employment is in London. He is unmarried, and there is currently no heir to the peerage or baronetcy.[1]



Lord Gough was educated at Abberley Hall School and Winchester College.[2] He served as an officer in the Irish Guards (Household Division, British Army),[1] following in family tradition. Although he followed his father into the Guards, his most famous military forebear is undoubtedly Field Marshal Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough.[3] After leaving military service he worked as a stockbroker.


He is actively involved in English Freemasonry, having been initiated in the Prince of Wales's Lodge No 259 (London) in 1966 and installed as Master of the Lodge of Assistance No 2773 (London) in 1972. He has subsequently been Master of Lodge of Assistance for two further terms.[4] He served as Senior Grand Warden of the United Grand Lodge of England in 1984–1985.[5] He was a Grand Steward in both 1974 and 1991, and in 2007 was installed as Master of the Grand Stewards' Lodge. He is also connected with Freemasonry in both Ireland and Scotland.

Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910)Edit

Lord Gough is Prior of the Grand Bailiwick of Scotland in the Order of Saint Lazarus (statuted 1910).[6] The order aims to relieve the suffering of the sick and disadvantaged, with a particular emphasis on charitable support for those working for the relief and cure of leprosy.


  1. ^ a b ‘GOUGH’, Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009 ; online edn, Nov 2009.
  2. ^ "Shane Hugh Maryon Gough". Debrett's. Archived from the original on 18 January 2015. Retrieved 16 January 2015.
  3. ^ Anthony Farrar-Hockley, "Goughie: the life of General Sir Hugh Gough", Hart-David, MacGibbon, 1975. See family tree on page 383.
  4. ^ "A complete list of Masters of the Lodge". Lodge of Assistance. Retrieved 30 January 2010.
  5. ^ "Whitaker's Almanack 1985", p. 1110
  6. ^ Officers list may be accessed from the Bailiwick homepage.

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