Jeanfield & Wellshill Cemetery ~ Additional War Graves

Inter-war Period: H Craigdaillie Private d. 29/1/1921 Royal Army Medical Corps JFD O 143 W. Dobbie Private d. 14/8/1921 Highland Light Infantry 51st Battalion JFD O 143 James Pearson Sapper d. 8/4/1920 Royal Engineers Wireless Section P2 I 329 Other Military Personnel: Robert Brown Fleet Engineer d. 29/8/1902 Royal Navy […]

St John’s Kirk ~ a potted history

St John’s Kirk (Kirk of the Holy Cross of St John the Baptist) – St. John Street – Upon this site a church has stood since the 12th Century. Perth’s other(older) name St John’s toun is derived from this church of St John. The local football team still retains this […]

James Bonar ~ Economist

James Bonar (1852-1941) Economist. Born at Collace (Perthshire), a son of the manse, James Bonar was raised in the Free Church. Bonar was educated at the academy in Glasgow before going up to that city’s university. At university, Bonar excelled, won many prizes and came out with a first-class MA in […]

Winifred Anna Cavendish-Bentinck ~ Avian Rights Activist

Winifred Anna Cavendish-Bentinck (1863-1954) avian rights activist was born at Murthly Castle. In 1889, Winifed Anna Dallas-Yorke married the sixth duke of Portland and became well known in society circles. A few years after her marriage, Cavendish-Bentinck, now a duchess, threw herself into bird protection activity campaigning against the use of […]

Thomas Smeaton ~ Theologian

Thomas Smeaton (1536-1583) theologian born at Gask. Educated firstly in Perth and then at St Salvator’s College (St Andrews) where he stayed as a regent until ousted during the Reformation. With several other members of St Andrews, Smeaton travelled to Paris where he worked at the university. In Paris, Smeaton […]