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30 06, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – June 2019: Hamish McHamish

2019-06-30T14:37:57+01:00

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 – June 2019: Hamish McHamish2019-06-30T14:37:57+01:00
31 05, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – May 2019: James Gillespie

2019-05-31T14:13:10+01:00

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 – May 2019: James Gillespie2019-05-31T14:13:10+01:00
29 03, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – March 2019: William Chambers

2019-03-29T15:37:36+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 – March 2019: William Chambers2019-03-29T15:37:36+00:00
28 01, 2019

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters

2019-03-08T10:43:49+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 – January 2019: The Buchanan Sisters2019-03-08T10:43:49+00:00
20 12, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – December 2018: Emma Maitland Stirling

2019-03-08T10:44:35+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 – December 2018: Emma Maitland Stirling2019-03-08T10:44:35+00:00
28 11, 2018

Scottish Philanthropy Snippet – November 2018: Catherine Sinclair

2019-03-08T10:45:03+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 – November 2018: Catherine Sinclair2019-03-08T10:45:03+00:00