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Robert Watt ~ Revolutionary or Police Informer

Robert Watt (1761×88-1794) – revolutionary or police informer – was educated at Perth Academy before taking up employment in Edinburgh. After various jobs – clerk, writer and wine merchant – he began working as a spy for the Lord Advocate, Robert Dundas. The late 18th century was a radical period across […]

(Robert) Douglas Strachan ~ Stained Glass Artist

(Robert) Douglas Strachan – stained glass artist – (1875-1950) was a notable stained glass artist. He was responsible for the window of the Knox chapel in St John’s Kirk, Perth. Strachan was born in Aberdeen and studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and at the Royal Academy in London. Strachan’s designs are […]