Clan Agnew Places & People

Clan Agnew People

Sir Crispin Hamlyn Agnew of Lochnaw, 11th Baronet QC (Born 1944)

Sir Crispin Agnew of Lochnaw

Advocate, officer of arms, and former explorer. He is a Queen’s Counsel at the Scottish Bar and is also Chief of the Name and Arms of Agnew.

The Baronetcy that he claims dates back to 1629 in the Baronetage of England, and he is the eleventh baronet. His heraldic career began in 1978 when he was appointed Slains Pursuivant of Arms to the Chief of the Name and Arms of Hay, the Earl of Erroll, Lord High Constable of Scotland.

In 1981, he was appointed Unicorn Pursuivant of Arms in Ordinary at the Court of the Lord Lyon in Edinburgh. In 1986, he was appointed Rothesay Herald of Arms in Ordinary and he currently holds this position.

He and his wife Susan, a journalist and broadcaster, have four children.

Andrew Agnew (b. 1976)

Andrew Agnew

British actor. He is best known for playing the role of PC Plum in the Bafta award-winning BBC children’s programme Balamory.

Agnew has lived in Elderslie most of his life with a few years living in Glasgow. His television career began in a BBC2 show called “Fran’s People” where he was the character of the Muted Chef. He then got his big break, cast as the policeman, PC Plum in CBeebies’, Balamory.

Following the decision to stop filming Balamory, Agnew moved into directing for the first time, in a new children’s television programme called “Me Too”.

In 2004, he hit the headlines after after being assaulted by the brother of an ex-downstairs neighbour who griped about the volume of Agnew’s television, as well as him having a noisy tumbledrier. John Watson, the attacker, was found guilty and served a 150-hour community service sentence.