Monthly Archives: January 2014

Robert Campbell ~ Glencoe Massacre

Captain Robert Campbell (1630-1696), 5th Laird of Glen Lyon, second son of Archibald Campbell of Glen Lyon from whom he inherited Meggernie Castle. Campbell oversaw the improvement of the castle. A combination of building expenditure, gambling debts, and a Bacchanalian lifestyle led eventually to potential bankruptcy from which only the […]

Adam Abel ~ Chronicler

Adam Abel: Franciscan friar and chronicler known for his The Roit (or Quheill of Tyme) – A Chronicle written in the Scots language. He was originally an Augustinian canon regular at Inchaffray Abbey (1495 to at least 1510). He is most probably buried at Jedburgh friary. Abel was born around 1475/80 […]

Thomas Maclagan ~ Medical Pioneer

Thomas Maclagan (1838–1903) was a doctor and pharmacologist from Scone. He was medical superintendent at Dundee Royal Infirmary from 1864 to 1866. During this time he had to cope with a major fever epidemic, leading him to pioneer the clinical use of thermometers. His most important work, however, was the […]