A remarkable war of words between two academics showed no signs of evolving into peace yesterday as a row over the work of Charles Darwin and relatively unknown Perthshire fruit farmer Patrick Matthew continued.
An Edinburgh University scientist, who has spent years forensically researching the work of Charles Darwin, has rubbished claims that the Origin of Species author plagiarised a Perthshire farmer.
When Englishman Charles Darwin published Origin of the Species in November 1859, his theory of evolution by ‘natural selection’ made humans rethink their place in the world.
The Scottish Government was warned farmers could miss out on hundreds of millions of pounds of EU funding but kept quiet to win votes for independence, it has been claimed.
The Yara Farmers’ Curling Championship is not only the largest curling competition in Europe, it is also one of the longest running.
Perth Show is to move to the South Inch on a permanent basis.