Duke of Wellington

Francis Grant ~ Portrait Painter and Painter of Sporting Scenes

Although born in Edinburgh in 1803 (some sources detail him as born at Kilgraston) Francis Grant was the fourth son of a Perthshire landowner, Francis Grant of Kilgraston. Initially trained as a lawyer he soon became a celebrated portrait painter and painter of sporting scenes. Amongst his body of work […]

Thomas Graham Soldier and Politician

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 […]