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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.”

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.

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