The first ever dissection of an elephant was undertaken by Patrick Blair in 1706. Blair was born around 1680 at Lethendy in Perthshire, the third son of George Blair, a farmer and Euphame. Blair was apprenticed to a surgeon-apothecary from the late 1680s, probably in Coupar Angus. He spent the […]
“CAMPBELL, ROBERT, farmer, fur trader, and explorer; b. 21 Feb. 1808 in Glen Lyon, Scotland; m. 5 Aug. 1859 Elleonora C. Stirling at Norway House (Man.), and they had three children; d. 9 May 1894 at Merchiston Ranch, near Riding Mountain, Man. An assistant on his father’s sheep farm in […]
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 […]
Alexander Stewart: A shoemaker and Gaelic scholar. He wrote the book A Highland Parish about the parish of Fortingall (includes Glen Lyon and Rannoch). He wrote one of the first Scots Gaelic Grammar texts: Elements of Gaelic Grammar.
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 […]