Hon Mrs Mary Montagu-Scott. High Sheriff of Hampshire 2017 – 2018

My home is in the heart of the New Forest, at Beaulieu where I have lived all my life. I was educated locally attending 6th form in Brockenhurst and Art College in Southampton before I studied Theatre Design at the Central School of Art in London.

I worked as a freelance designer for many years and then founded by own Interior design business Mary Montagu Designs, where I did numerous residential and commercial projects including interiors of many historic properties.

I married Rupert Scott in 1997 and have two children Ben 17 and Emilia 15.

I am a director and vice chairman of my families business Beaulieu Enterprises Ltd, the main trading company for the Beaulieu estate attractions, museums and Beaulieu River.

I am Chairman of the New Forest Ninth Centenary Trust charity, who run the New Forest Centre in Lyndhurst, the main museum and visitor centre for the New Forest with a gallery, library and archive, museum collection, education service and shop.

Trusteeships:

I am Commodore of the Beaulieu River Sailing Club and sit on many local community committees.
My main interests are sailing, the New Forest, gardening and theatre.

Hon Mrs Mary Montagu-Scott

Hon Mrs Mary Montagu-Scott

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Criminal Justice Open Day

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Sheriff Award Given to Fawley man September 6th 2017

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Hampshire Fire and Rescue trainee graduation day 4th August 2017

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Visit to the Hamble Marine Police Unit based 2nd August 2017

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New Hampshire Police and Fire Heritage Trust

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