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(in their own right) or the WIFE OF A BARON

By tradition, several usages are acceptable: Lady Pitscot, The Lady Pitscot, and Baroness of Pitscot. Today Lady Pitscot is the most widely accepted version. Madam (eg Madam Shand of Pitscot) is also used, particularly in the West of Scotland, and this is the form used by most clan chiefs. For foreign travel, Baroness may be preferred. In Lyon Court documents there will also be found: Lady of Pitscot and Lady of the Barony of Pitscot.


FORMAL USAGE:

The Baroness of Pitscot (baronial style)
Madam Shand of Pitscot (chiefly/territorial style)
Lady Pitscot (territorial style)

More usual:

Catriona Shand of Pitscot, Baroness of Pitscot
Catriona Shand of Pitscot, Lady Pitscot
Examples of incorrect form:

Lady Shand (the wife of a knight or peer)
Lady Catriona Shand (daughter of a Duke, Marquess or Earl)

FACE-TO-FACE CONVERSATION:
Baroness
Madam Pitscot
Lady Pitscot

INTRODUCING ONE PERSON TO ANOTHER:
The Baroness of Pitscot
Madam Shand of Pitscot
Lady Pitscot

START OF LETTER:
Dear Baroness of Pitscot
(Note: "Dear Baroness Pitscot" is incorrect)
Dear Madam Shand of Pitscot
Dear Lady Pitscot

SIGNATURE:
Catriona Shand of Pitscot
C.G.D. Shand of Pitscot

PHONE BOOK LISTING:
Listed under the name she uses, eg:
Shand of Pitscot, Catriona
Pitscot, Baroness of

PASSPORT AND DRIVING LICENCE:
Catriona Shand of Pitscot, Baroness of Pitscot
Catriona Shand of Pitscot, Lady Pitscot
(Full name must appear, not title alone)

 
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