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.
This clergyman is most well-known as an inventor. he was born in Cloag in Perthshire in the year 1790. After study at Edinburgh University, Robert Stirling was ordained in 1816 within the Church of Scotland and subsequently appointed Minister at Galston in Ayrshire (1837-78). His foremost invention is the Stirling […]