Did You Know…
..about Frank the tramp who stole the Minister’s dinner?
In “The Tramp and the Minister’s Dinner“, Jean Barclay tells us about support for the poor in 18th Century Scotland and in particular about Frank Weir, a well-known beggar in Dunfermline, and how he helped himself to a meal (or two).
Did You Know..
..that Adam Smith is said to have shocked the good citizens of Dunfermline on the Sabbath?
In the Unexpected Appearance of Adam Smith, Dr Jean Barclay relates an incident where the famous philosopher and economist, Adam Smith, was found wandering about the streets of Dunfermline in a dressing gown and cap.
In ‘Daniel Thomson: a Man of Many Parts’, Dr Jean Barclay tells us about the life of a local 19th century ‘man of letters’ whose prolific writings have done so much to illuminate our understanding of Dunfermline’s history.
In Dunfermline’s `Genius` Architect, Dr Jean Barclay tells us about the life and achievements of William Stark. A pioneer of the Neo-Classical style, during his short life, William was to design, and adapt, some of the most important buildings in Scotland.
In “Just A Laddie Frae Glamis?“, our chairman, George Robertson, tells the story of David Mortimer, who emigrated from Scotland to the USA in the middle of the 19th Century. He fought in the US Civil War and encountered some of the most famous, or infamous, men of the times. His particular story is a fascinating example of the adventurous life experienced by so many emigrees to the USA.