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 …

Transit Of Venus

The transit of venus is among the most important astronomical phenomena, as the article below, reproduced with permission from The Sunday Times June 06, 2004, explains. The choice of Forbes to play such an important role in the observations of 1874 give some idea of the regard in which he …