Daily Archives: May 4, 2014

Patrick Torry ~ Scottish Episcopal Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane

Patrick Torry (1763-1852) ~ Scottish Episcopal bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane – was born 27 December 1763 in Aberdeenshire, the son of a woollen cloth producer. His uncle a Jacobite moved him from the Church of Scotland and into Episcopalianism. In September of 1782 he became an Episcopalian priest whilst […]

Victoria Alexandrina Drummond ~ Marine Engineer

Victoria Alexandrina Drummond (1894-1978) – Marine Engineer. Raised in Megginch Castle, Perthshire and named after her godmother Queen Victoria, Victoria Drummond grew up to be the first female member of the Institute of Marine Engineers. World War I gave Victoria Drummond the opportunity to pursue a career in engineering. Her first […]

Lord Sands ~ Politician, Lawyer, Church Advisor, and Educationalist

Lord Sands ~ Born Christopher Nicholson Johnston on 18 October 1857 in Kincardine, Perthshire to the minister of the parish of Whithorn, Wigtownshire. He attended Madras College in St Andrews, then St Andrews University, Edinburgh University and Heidelberg University. In 1880, Johnston became an advocate and began a long career […]

Thomas Young or Yonge ~ Minister and Religious Figure

Thomas Young or Yonge ~ Master of Jesus in Jesus Chapel (1644-50). Born at Luncarty in Perthshire, 1587; son of a Scottish minister – vocal Presbyterian (parishes included Pitcairne, Auchtergaven, Redgorton and Luncarty). Educated at Grammar School, Perth, and the University of St Andrew, where he graduated MA in 1606. Tutoring […]

Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte ~ Politician

Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte – politician – was born 30 September 1883 and became the Liberal MP for Perth in 1910. He held that position until 1918. He was parliamentary private secretary (1910-15) to Winston Churchill who was Home Secretary and subsequently First Lord of the Admiralty. During World War I, […]

Professor Donald B McIntyre ~ Geologist, Mountaineer, Piper, Scholar, and Writer

Professor Donald B. McIntyre – geologist (mountaineer, piper, scholar and writer) – was born in Edinburgh in 1923. He was educated at Giffnock, George Watson College (Edinburgh) and later Grantown Grammar School in Inverness-shire. After attending Edinburgh University from where he graduated in geology, McIntyre continued his studies in Switzerland. Amongst […]

Robert Stuart ~ Historian and Writer

ROBERT STUART (1812-1848) historian and writer was born in Glasgow on 21 January 1812. His father (William Stuart) a merchant travelled frequently and so Robert was left in the care of his grandfather from an early age. With his grandparents, Robert Stuart lived close to Perth. Later (1819) he joined his […]