A celebrated engineer, John Rennie was born in East Lothian. After studying at the University of Edinburgh, he worked for the engineering firm of James Watt, before starting his own business. He soon gained famed as a constructor of canals, docks, harbours and bridges. Waterloo and Southwark bridges in London were designed by him. Close to Edinburgh, Musselburgh Bridge is a fine example of his skill, remarkable for the flatness of the roadway carried over a long span. Raeburn painted him…
The American Flag by Everitte Barbee Born in Nashville, Tennessee in 1988, Everitte recently finished his Scottish Masters in International Business and Arabic at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon where he continues to research and develop his skills as a calligrapher and artist, as well as improving his Arabic language skills.
Charles Bell was a Scottish surgeon, anatomist, philosopher and illustrator, and a man of great scholarship and talent. He studied medicine at Edinburgh University and by assisting his brother John with surgical teaching and providing anatomical illustrations.
Dr Nicky Henderson BDS, MSc, FDSRCS, M.Orth completed her initial dental training at Edinburgh University and began her career as a hospital dentist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast. She then spent two years in New Zealand lecturing in oral surgery followed by a further two years treating children at the Bristol Dental Hospital. In 1994 she gained her Fellowship in Dental Surgery from the Royal College of Surgeons and then spent a further three years in Orthodontics at the…
A Scottish Family History: Family: John (Ian) Bartholomew
John George's eldest son, John [known as Ian] Bartholomew (1890–1962), was born at 12 Blacket Place, Edinburgh, on 12 February 1890. Ian went to Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh and later, following the family tradition of a career in cartography, undertook special studies in the universities of Leipzig and Paris before embarking on an Arts course back in Edinburgh University.
Liz Gardner, Pioneer in Digital Techniques in Archaeological Illustration. After receiving her MA in Archaeology from The University of Edinburgh, Liz worked as an illustrator at several archaeological companies and is now a freelancer. Her amazing work supports academic research projects and commercial assessments; most recently she was Project Illustrator for the Glastonbury Abbey Archive Project.