A Carse of Gowrie grain merchant, fruit farmer, forester and landowner who contributed to the world’s understanding of horticulture, silviculture and agriculture in the 19th century has been officially recognised as having been the first to introduce giant redwood trees to the world outside of their native California, a relative has said.
Perthshire is in for a double treat on Saturday and Sunday when four of Scotland’s top folk singers and musicians recreate the Scottish folk scene of the 1960s and 1970s with the return of Auld Hat New Heids concerts in Comrie and Auchterarder.
As a long-established stone carver, Gillian Forbes has spent years working on high profile public art projects across Scotland. But these days she concentrates on bespoke gravestone design from her remote workshop in Perthshire. Michael Alexander met her at home in Path of Condie.
100 years ago this weekend, a meteorite ended its 4.5 billion-year journey through space when it blazed across the skies and crashed into the Strathmore countryside. Michael Alexander learned about a fragment now housed in Dundee.