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31 10, 2020

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Lady Mary Lindsay Crawford

2021-03-05T13:27:13+00:00

Lady Mary Lindsay Crawford (1760-1833) A spectre of a philanthropist It is Halloween; it is stormy. So, what better time to focus on a philanthropist [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Lady Mary Lindsay Crawford2021-03-05T13:27:13+00:00
30 06, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Hamish McHamish

2021-03-05T13:28:51+00:00

Hamish McHamish (1999-2014) 'local legend and cat about town' Image: Statute of Hamish in St Andrews Hamish McHamish became known as St Andrews' [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Hamish McHamish2021-03-05T13:28:51+00:00
31 05, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – James Gillespie

2021-03-05T13:29:00+00:00

James Gillespie (1726-1797) 'An Edinburgh character through and through, with an impressive nose fit for a snuff merchant' Background: Born into a family of modest [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – James Gillespie2021-03-05T13:29:00+00:00
29 04, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Anna and Edward Harkness

2021-03-05T13:29:11+00:00

Image: Anna Harkness Background: Mother and son duo, Anna and Edward Harkness were both prominent American philanthropists. Anna was born in Dalton, Ohio, [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Anna and Edward Harkness2021-03-05T13:29:11+00:00
29 03, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – William Chambers

2021-03-05T13:29:20+00:00

William Chambers (1800-1883) Publisher, Public Servant, Philanthropist Image: John Rhind's Statute of William Chambers on Chambers Street, Edinburgh Background: William Chambers was born [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – William Chambers2021-03-05T13:29:20+00:00
28 01, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – The Buchanan Sisters

2021-03-05T13:29:45+00:00

The Buchanan Sisters Background: Margaret Buchanan (1793-1864), Jane Buchanan (1796-1867), and Elizabeth Buchanan (1803-1875), otherwise referred to as the Misses Buchanan of Bellfield Estate, were born [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – The Buchanan Sisters2021-03-05T13:29:45+00:00
20 12, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Emma Maitland Stirling

2021-03-05T13:29:58+00:00

Emma Maitland Stirling (1839-1907) 'a prickly, perhaps injudicious, but forceful pioneer' Background: Emma Maitland Stirling was born in Edinburgh on 15th December 1839 as the [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Emma Maitland Stirling2021-03-05T13:29:58+00:00
28 11, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Catherine Sinclair

2021-03-05T13:30:08+00:00

Catherine Sinclair (1800-1864) Background: Catherine Sinclair, Scottish novelist and writer, was born in Edinburgh on 17th April 1800. She was the fourth daughter and sixth [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Catherine Sinclair2021-03-05T13:30:08+00:00
31 10, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Sir Alexander Grant of Forres

2021-03-05T13:30:19+00:00

Sir Alexander Grant of Forres (1864-1937) "A great believer in the 'passing on' habit" Image: Photo of Sir Alexander Grant Background: Sir Alexander Grant, [...]

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – Sir Alexander Grant of Forres2021-03-05T13:30:19+00:00