James Young is known as an inventor, agricultural engineer and philanthropist. He managed the cotton mills at Deanston in Perthshire from 1807. He is credited with the invention of the ‘thorough drainage’ system that employed subsoil ploughs. James Young was born in 1789 and died in 1850.
John Grierson – Born at Deanston (borders of Stirling and Perth) on 26 April 1898. He is credited with initiating the 1930s British documentary film movement. “John Grierson (April 26, 1898 – February 19, 1972) is often considered the father of British and Canadian documentary film. Grierson was born in Deanston, near […]