Lieutenant-General Robert Stuart of Annat and Rait Born at Powblack Farm (Doune) 13 May 1744 the son of a farmer, Robert Stuart joined the Bengal Army of the East India Company as a cadet in 1764. By the time he retired from that force in 1803 he reached the rank […]
James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie, 1st Baron Wharncliffe (6 October 1776 – 19 December 1845), English statesman, was the son of Colonel James Archibald Stuart, son of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute and of his wife Mary Wortley-Montagu (Baroness Mountstuart), as whose heir Colonel Stuart added the name of Wortley, taking […]
Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696-1782) – A Lord of Session and antiquarian, Lord Kames was also a land reformer, improving the Blair Drummond estates. Buried at Kincardine kirkyard (NS 719988).
Andrew Brodie – Shot 1678 near Culteuchar Hill for his Covenanting sympathies. Headstone, the original of which is in church vestibule at Forgandenny kirkyard (NO 088183).
James Croll – A Scottish physicist born at Coupar Angus (Little Whitefield) in 1821. Although only educated to elementary level, Croll taught himself science. Amongst his positions were: millwright, insurance agent and keeper of the museum of Anderson’s College, Glasgow. Croll was part of the Scottish Geological Survey of 1867-81 and […]
John James Richard Macleod (1876-1935) was born at Cluny near Dunkeld. He was part of a team that developed the use and extraction of insulin. Whilst based in Canada he worked with F. G. Banting to extract and prove the value of insulin in the control of diabetes. For this […]