Daily Archives: July 20, 2014

Archibald Menzies ~ Naturalist and Surgeon

A naturalist and surgeon that took part during the round-the-world trip aboard the Discovery under Captain George Vancouver of 1790-95. He was born in 1754 at Weems in Perthshire. During the trip Archibald Menzies made original collections of plants from across the globe, with important finds from British Columbia and […]

Johannes Machabeus ~ Dominican Prior and Professor of Theology

Between 1532 and 1534, Johannes Machebeus was Dominican Prior at Perth. As a religious reformer he was accused of heresy and sought refuge in England where he converted to Protestantism. There he married and eventually settled firstly in Germany and then in Denmark, where he was made Professor of Theology […]

James McGregor ~ Minister and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

A Church of Scotland Minister born at Scone in 1832 and recognised as one of the foremost preachers of his time. Educated at St Andrews, he held ministries at Monimail in Fife, Tron in Glasgow and St Cuthberts’ in Edinburgh. In 1891 James McGregor was appointed Moderator of the General […]