ⓘ Lord Polwarth, of Polwarth in the County of Berwick, is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1690 for Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, 2nd Baronet ..

                                     

ⓘ Lord Polwarth

Lord Polwarth, of Polwarth in the County of Berwick, is a title in the Peerage of Scotland. It was created in 1690 for Sir Patrick Hume of Polwarth, 2nd Baronet, Lord Chancellor of Scotland from 1696 to 1702. In 1697 he was further created Lord Polwarth, of Polwarth, Redbraes and Greenlaw, Viscount of Blasonberrie and Earl of Marchmont, also in the Peerage of Scotland. Upon the death of his grandson, the third Earl, the creations of 1697 became dormant.

Claim to the lordship of 1690 was vested in his granddaughter, Anstruther-Anne Paterson, de jure 4th Lady Polwarth, daughter of lady Anne Hume Campbell, eldest daughter of the third Earl. However, she died before making a decision on her claim to the peerage had been reached. On her death claim the title passed to her aunt Diana Scott, de jure 5th Lady Polwarth, youngest daughter of the third Earl, and then to her son Hugh Hepburne-Scott. In 1835, Hughs claim to the peerage was allowed by the House of lords. His son, the seventh Lord, was a Scottish representative peer from 1843 to 1867, and like his son, the eighth Lord, served as Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire. Their great-grandson, the tenth Lord, was a Scottish representative peer from 1945 to 1963, Governor of the Bank of Scotland from 1966 to 1972 he served in the Conservative administration of Edward Heath as Minister of state for Scotland, from 1972 to 1974. From 2017, the title holds their son, the eleventh Lord, who succeeded in 2005.

His heirs of the counts of MARCHMONT used the courtesy title of Lord Polwarth.

The family seat now harden house, near Hawick, Roxburghshire. The previous place was MARCHMONT house, near Polwarth, Berwickshire.