Ownership Statement

Buccleuch transparency statement

Buccleuch is the trading name of The MDS Estates Limited. The MDS Estates Limited is a UK incorporated company that holds shares in numerous companies undertaking forestry, hospitality, farming, energy, property and heritage operations. Further details of all the subsidiary companies of The MDS Estates Limited can be found within the financial statements for the company.

The shares in The MDS Estates Limited are owned by various UK resident discretionary trusts. Each of these trusts pay tax in the UK. The beneficiaries of the trusts are members of the Buccleuch family. The fiduciary role of trustee is carried out by MDS Trustees Limited, a UK resident company whose directors are The Earl of Dalkeith and Lord Damian Scott.

For administrative convenience, the shares in The MDS Estates Limited are held in the name of Anderson Strathern Nominees Limited on behalf of the trustee.

We are working with Registers of Scotland to ensure that all our land holdings have been submitted to the Land Register by the end of 2021, with over 80% already registered. Buccleuch’s registered land can be viewed here. Buccleuch’s land registration page includes maps which show the extent of Buccleuch’s registered land so far and include details showing which Buccleuch entity holds title to the different land holdings’