Laird, count, prince and an inspiration for 007;
Born: January 13, 1925; Died: June 23, 2012.
Count Robin de la Lanne-Mirrlees, who has died aged 87, added colour to the fringes of aristocracy in Scotland, and held views such as distaste for the House of Windsor that stood in apparent anathema to his leanings. A learned and outgoing socialite, he numbered Joanna Lumley and the present (13th) Duke and Duchess of Argyll among his many friends.
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