Thomas Graham, 1st Baron Lynedoch: A soldier (Lieutenant General) who was born (1748) the son of the Laird of Balgowan (Thomas Graham). He raised a regiment of infantry (90th Light Infantry Regiment) which fought in the Napoleonic Wars – raised as the 90th of Foot (Perthshire Volunteers) in 1794, they […]
One of the most renowned of Scottish musicians from any period in that country’s history. Born at Dunkeld in 1727, Niel Gow composed in excess of one hundred strathspeys and reels including Farewell to Whisky, as well as being known for the accomplishment with the fiddle. He died in 1807. […]
A native of Perth, Marjory Kennedy Fraser, singer and folk-song collector was born in 1857. Classically trained in Paris she applied her abilities to the Scottish folk tradition producing in the early part of the 1900s important work on many Hebridean songs. A songwriter in her own right, Marjory Kennedy […]
A philosophy who became Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University in 1759 and then Professor of Moral Philosophy in 1864. He was born at Logierait in 1723. Prior to his academic career, Adam Ferguson was chaplain to the Black Watch and took part in the ’45 events – he […]
A landscape painter whose portfolio contained many paintings of the Scottish Highlands and the Cornish coast. Born at Blairgowrie in 1840, made A.R.A. in 1907, David Farquharson died in 1907.
A painter known for his Jacobite inspired paintings such as Prince Charles’s Entry into Edinburgh After Prestonpans. Born in 1807 at Kinclaven, Perthshire Thomas Duncan was created A.R.S.A., R.S.A. and in 1843 A.R.A. He died in Edinburgh in 1845.