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Alan Sharp

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  • 1934-2013

Born in Alyth, Sharp was adopted and raised in Greenock. Leaving school at 14 Sharp did a variety of jobs before moving to London with the intention of writing.

In 1965, his screenplay 'A Knight in Tarnished Armour' was broadcast by the BBC. He also published his first novel 'A Green Tree in Gedd'e', which won the Scottish Arts Council Award in 1967, the same year he published 'The Wind Shifts'.

Sharp emigrated to the USA where he found critical and popular success writing film screenplays, also moving into television in the 1980s and 1990s. His feature film projects included The Osterman Weekend (1982), Rob Roy (1995) and Dean Spanley (2008).
Sharp married four times and had a total of six children

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Sharp

Air Ministry

The Air Ministry was a department of the Government of the United Kingdom with the responsibility of managing the affairs of the Royal Air Force, that existed from 1918 to 1964. It was under the political authority of the Secretary of State for Air. Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_Ministry

Agnes Margot Cox

Agnes Margot Cox MBE (1905-1983) was born in Lochee on 8 March 1905, the eldest child of James Ernest and Agnes Jane Cox. She was educated at Bentley Priory. A member of the British Red Cross, Margot served at the British Red Cross Convalescent Home, La Selva, Italy during the Second World war. She died at her home, Seaton House, Nairn on March 16 1983 and was buried at the Cox family burial ground, Meigle, Perthshire.

Adam S Yagüi-Beltrán

Yagüi-Beltrán was a medical student at the University of Dundee and assisted Laura Adam with her research into David Kinloch.

Adam Anderson

Adam Anderson (1780-1846) was Rector of Perth Academy for 28 years from 1809, and then Professor of Natural History at St Andrews University, 1837-1846. Anderson concerned himself with numerous engineering projects: gas and water supply as well as matters to do with navigation of the Tay. He helped pioneer the use of gas lighting in Perth and the supply of water from the Tay by steam engine. In doing so he brought together skills that he possessed in chemistry, physics, geology, mathematics, architecture, and politics. Adam Anderson published widely on scientific and related matters and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 1820. In 1827 the University of St. Andrews awarded him an honorary LLB. As an educationalist Anderson worked for the extension of education to working class children and adults – a Mechanics Institute was set up as a result. A Liberal he took part in agitation around the 1832 Reform Act. In 1837 he was awarded the Chair of Natural Philosophy at University of St Andrews, although he maintained close links with Perth, returning regularly. When he died on 5th December 1846 his coffin was escorted from St Andrews to Perth by a cortege for a civic funeral in the town. Source: https://madeinperth.org/adam-anderson/

Abertay Paper Sacks Ltd

Abertay Paper Sacks Ltd, Dundee was set up in 1949, with an agreement between Paper Sacks Ltd and C Davidson & Sons Ltd, Aberdeen, re manufacture. Both Low & Bonar and Jute Industries Ltd had commercial (sales) connections with the firm but it was short-lived.

Abertay Historical Society

The Abertay Historical Society was founded at a meeting in University College, Dundee on 29 May, 1947 by the Principal, Major-General D.N. Wimberley and History Lecturer, Dr Wainwright. It was formed to encourage the study of local history in Angus, Perthshire and Fife. The Society and the University of Dundee have maintained close links: its meetings are normally held on University premises, while many members and office-holders have been University staff, including several presidents. The Society's original remit has been implemented through talks and lectures, excursions and annual publications, and with other agencies, it has also lobbied for the preservation of local historical buildings. It was instrumental in the creation of Dundee Heritage Trust. The Society also takes part in the Dundee Afternoon Lecture Series, which is run jointly by the Dundee Centre of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society, the Dundee Members' Group of the National Trust for Scotland, the Dundee Naturalists' Society and the Abertay Historical Society. While based in Dundee, the Society also organises events in other parts of the Abertay area. The Archaeological Section of the Society was originally started as a semi-independent division of the Society, organising local excavations, and its own series of meetings, but from 1993, it was decided that the Council would oversee the running of the Section. The mid-1990s also saw the end of members excursions. For a brief period in the early 1970s, there was also an Industrial Archaeology Section, mainly concerned with recording the local industrial heritage. The archaeological work carried out by the Society has, since 2015, been organised by its Fieldwork Division. Since 1953, the Society has produced publications, usually on an annual basis, with the majority written by members.

Abernyte Heritage Group

In response to changing dynamics in Abernyte, the Abernyte Heritage Group was established in the mid 1980s as part of a drive to celebrate and retain local identity. The group was composed of longstanding residents and recent arrivals to the village and was involved in a number of projects. In 1988 the Group undertook its first project, Abernyte portrait of a Perthshire village in 1988, and in 1992 created a village collage. In 1996, the group decided to undertake an oral history study which saw them interview Abernyte residents and commit to tape their experiences and memories.

A. S. Cumming

A. S. Cumming was General Manager of J & G Paton Jute/Flax Processing of Montrose. In the 1930s he studied at Dundee Technical College.
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