Earl of Inchcape

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Earl of Inchcape is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom created in 1929.

The family has a three per cent stake in the Inchcape Corporation - which over the past 18 months has sold off several business divisions, from bottling plants in Chile to global shipping services, to concentrate on its core motor business - trading in 30 countries. The sell-offs raised £600m, but the transition to global vehicle distributor was complete when Inchcape paid just £6m for a stake in Autobytel.Europe and took its car business online.[1]


The earl holds the subsidiary titles of Viscount Inchcape (1924), Viscount Glenapp of Strathnaver (1929), and Baron Inchcape (1911).

The family seat is Carlock House, Glenapp, Ballantrae, Nr Girvan, Ayrshire, KA26 0PG. The family seat of the Earl of Inchcape

Earls of Inchcape (1929)

The Heir Apparent is Fergus James Kenneth Mackay, Viscount Glenapp (b. 1979)

A sporting estate once owned by an aristocrat who changed sex to marry her housekeeper has been bought by the son of a shipping magnate for £1 million. Ivan Mackay, 27, the son of the late 3rd Earl of Inchape, has taken over the 1,100 acre Brux estate in Aberdeenshire, which used to be the property of a hermaphrodite baronet... Mr Mackay, whose father was the chairman of P & O, has moved into the Swiss-style chalet that Sir Ewan built on the estate. He said: "The history certainly did not play any part in my buying Brux. But I have never heard anything unpleasant. "It is a marvellous place which I want to revive as a semi-commercial sporting estate, with grouse, partridges and pheasants." He also wants to have salmon fishing on the River Don, which runs through the estate. Mr Mackay, who left Stowe aged 16 to take a wildlife management course at Sparsholt College in Hampshire, has worked as a gamekeeper on nearby shoots and as a terrier man for foxhounds.[2]