The new piano

I have received numerous enquires about the Observatory’s piano, an attractive, if clapped-out model that did several decades service in Pitlochry’s town hall. Alas, it is beyond repair. Recently, however, I have made good a long-held resolution to purchase a piano that works properly and can serve the needs of …

Perthshire – the fairest portion of the northern kingdom

A literary and historical overview of Perthshire, based on a 1959 article by Maurice Lindsay – there is a note about the origins of this piece at its conclusion. “Amid all the provinces of Scotland, if an intelligent stranger were asked to describe the most varied and the most beautiful, …

George Forbes, a longer and more scientific biography

Frederick W. Duthie This article first appeared in The Journal Of The Institute of Electrical Engineers in April 1996.  It appears on this site courtesy of its author. Fred Duthie, a Strathclyde University-educated Aberdonian who researched Forbes’ life during a career with Morganite Incorporated, of Dunn, North Carolina USA. Morganite …