Daily Archives: January 12, 2014

Patrick Geddes ~ Biologist, Sociologist, Geographer, Philanthropist and Pioneering Town Planner

Patrick Geddes although born in Balater, West Aberdeenshire (2 October  1854) spent his formative and school years in Perth and Kinnoull. The range of his work and achievements were so wide that amongst the descriptions of Geddes to be found are, biologist, economist, sociologist, geographer, city planner, art critic, academic […]

Kitty Atholl (Katherine Murray) ~ Politician and Scotland’s First Woman MP

Katherine Marjory Murray (Kitty) later Duchess of Atholl was the first Scottish female to become a Member of Parliament, and, the first Conservative and the second British woman to gain the office of government minister. Born in Bamff, Alyth in Perthshire in 1874, Katherine Ramsay was the daughter of the […]