Science & Innovation

Henry Bell

Henry Bell
Engineer and Steam Ship Pioneer

Henry Bell was born at Torphichen, Linlithgowshire on 7th April 1767 and was the fifth son of Patrick Bell and Margaret Easton, members of a well known family of millwrights, builders and engineers.

John Logie Baird

John Logie Baird
Inventor, Entrepreneur, TV Pioneer and the first person to demonstrate a working television

The television pioneer John Logie Baird was born on the 13th August, 1888 at The Lodge, 121 West Argyle Street, Helensburgh. He was the youngest of the four children of the Revd John Baird, minister of the West Parish Church, Helensburgh, and his wife, Jessie Morrison Inglis.

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