Dame Flora MacLeod of MacLeod was born at 10 Downing Street, London, the home of her grandfather who was Chancellor of the Exchequer. In 1901 she married Hubert Walter, with whom she had two daughters. When her father, Sir Reginald, became Chief of the Clan MacLeod in 1929, she was elected President of the Clan’s Society. She went to live with her father at Dunvegan Castle in Skye and became a County Councillor. On the death of her father in 1935 Flora MacLeod inherited the estate and was recognised as Clan Chief. After the Second World War she travelled widely, establishing Clan MacLeod Societies throughout the Commonwealth. She was honoured with a DBE and died in 1976, aged 97. This portrait depicts her in traditional Clan Tartan with Dunvegan Castle in the background.