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Heritage

Dundee optician’s legacy to science

September 16 2017

THERE WASN’T much scope for George Lowden when he opened for business in Dundee in the 1840s as an optician and maker of instruments. Scientists elsewhere had been inspired by the presence of a comet and eclipse in the Scottish skies in 1737. But recalling his own early days, Lowden noted: “For a few years I had a hard pull to live, besides having to teach Dundee what scientific instruments were, and how to use even such a simple apparatus as a thermometer.”

Books

The 19th Century magazine that made its mark on history

March 31 2017

If you were shocked by recent newspaper headlines like “Never Mind Brexit – Who Won Legs-It” and “Your Money or Your Lives”, then imagine how prim and proper Victorian readers must have reacted to seeing prominent public figures openly lampooned and satirised in Blackwood’s Magazine.

Design

Breathing new life into Dundee’s historic buildings

February 25 2017

Abandoned and at risk of neglect, some of Dundee's most historic buildings have found a new lease of life in recent years. But is there scope for further development as the city reinvents itself? Michael Alexander investigates.

Fife

Queensferry Crossing: The Queen of bridges

August 26 2017

With just days until the opening of the Queensferry Crossing over the Forth, Michael Alexander meets some of those tasked with building the biggest transport project in a generation.

Breaking