Lady Flora Hastings was one of the daughters of Loudoun Castle and a lady in waiting at the court of the young Queen Victoria.
Although she was the innocent victim of illness, spiteful gossip circulated at the court which led to eggs being thrown at the Queen's coach. The affair was badly damaging to Victoria's popularity in the early days of her reign.
Lady Flora's grave and monument are in Loudoun Old Parish Kirk near Galston. She is also commemorated by Lady Flora's Institute in Newmilns, which is now a housing complex for elderly people.