Neil Munro was born, an illegitimate son, in Inveraray , Argyll, to Ann Munro, a kitchen maid, on 3rd June 1863.
Shortly after his birth, Neil and his mother moved in with his grandmother Anne McArthur Munro who lived in a one-roomed house). Both ladies were native speakers of Gaelic and it is from them that the Neil received his knowledge of the old language and culture.
He was educated at the parish school in Inveraray which he left in 1877, having gained employment as clerk in a local lawyer’s office. Whilst working there he learned what Latin and taught himself shorthand.
Suffragist, Political Activist, Historian, Author and first woman to stand in a parliamentary election in Scotland
Eunice Guthrie Murray was born on the 21st January 1878 at Moore Park, Cardross, the youngest daughter of three to David Murray, a Glasgow lawyer (who with David Maclay and John Spens founded the Glasgow law firm Maclay Murray and Spens), and Frances Porter Stoddard, the daughter of an American family living in Port Glasgow.
Contemporary Artist who conjures dramatic and fantastic worlds from existent material
“Christopher Orr's dark, diminutive oil paintings seem at first glance to have been salvaged from some alternate past. He conjures a dramatic lost world in which characters, scenes, and objects culled from popular midcentury print media seem to have strayed into the sublime landscape visions of a nineteenth-century Romantic.”
The ‘Spark’ behind Team GB’s Olympic Sailing Success
Despite his parents living in Helensburgh, Stephen Park, known universally throughout the yachting community as ‘Sparky’, was actually born in Glasgow on the 24th February 1968. He attended Hermitage Primary School and Hermitage Academy, and learnt his sailing in Mirror dinghies and 420s at Helensburgh Sailing Club. With his brother Ian, also a keen sailor, they represented the Academy and won the Scottish Schools Championship. It was an indicator of things to come.