Kenneth Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom

For other people named Lord Cameron, see Lord Cameron (disambiguation).

Kenneth John Cameron, Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, FRSE (born 11 June 1931) is a retired Scottish judge who served as Lord Advocate from 1984 to 1989.

Early life

He is the son of John Cameron, Lord Cameron (1900-1996), a Senator of the College of Justice.

Born in Edinburgh, he was educated at Edinburgh Academy, at Corpus Christi, Oxford and at the University of Edinburgh.

Judicial career

He became an Advocate in 1958 and Queen's Counsel in 1972. He was appointed President of the Pensions Appeal Tribunal for Scotland in 1976, and Chairman of the Committee of Investigation under the Agricultural Marketing Act 1958 in 1980.

Lord Advocate

Cameron was an Advocate Depute from 1981 and was appointed Lord Advocate in 1984, one of the Great Officers of State of Scotland, when he was also created a life peer as Baron Cameron of Lochbroom, of Loch Broom in the District of Ross and Cromarty, and a Privy Counsellor in 1984. He retired from the Lords on 21 April 2016.[1]


Lord Cameron of Lochbroom held office as Lord Advocate until 1989 when he was appointed a Senator of the College of Justice.

Arts and culture

Lord Cameron of Lochbroom was Chairman of the Royal Fine Art Commission for Scotland from 1995 until its abolition in 2005, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is the current Honorary President of Edinburgh University Sports Union.


  1. Retired Lords,, 21 April 2016


Legal offices
Preceded by
Lord Mackay of Clashfern
Lord Advocate
Succeeded by
Lord Fraser of Carmyllie

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