Charles Hope, Lord Granton
Rt Hon Lord Charles Hope FRSE was a Scottish politician and judge. Hope was born on 29 June 1763, the eldest son of Mary Breton, the only daughter of Eliab Breton of Forty Hill and John Hope, Member of Parliament for Linlithgowshire, a grandson of Charles Hope, 1st Earl of Hopetoun, he was educated at Enfield Grammar School, at the Edinburgh High School, where in 1777 he was the Latin dux. After studying law at the University of Edinburgh he was admitted as an advocate on 11 December 1784, on 25 March 1786 was appointed a Deputy Advocate. In 1788 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposers were Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank, James Gregory, the mathematician John Playfair. Though not conspicuous as a lawyer he was an accomplished public speaker, in this capacity made himself useful at the Tory political meetings. On 5 June 1792 he became Sheriff of Orkney, in June 1801 was appointed Lord Advocate in the Addington administration in the room of Robert Dundas of Arniston.
Shortly afterwards he was presented with the freedom of the city of Edinburgh, together with a piece of plate, for his assistance to the magistrates in obtaining a poor's bill for the city. At the general election in July 1802, he was returned to the House of Commons for Dumfries district, but resigned his seat when Henry Dundas's elevation to the upper house, was returned unopposed for the city of Edinburgh. During his service as Lord Advocate, Hope conducted through the House of Commons the Scotch Parochial Schoolmasters' Act, by means of which authorities building schools were obliged to erect houses with at least two rooms for the schoolmasters; the only speech of his reported in the'Parliamentary Debates' was one delivered in his own defence in the debate on Whitbread's motion for the production of papers relating to Hope's censure of a Banffshire farmer named Morison, who had discharged his servant for attending drills of a volunteer regiment. Hope made an ingenious defence, gave a lively description of the multitudinous duties of his office but though the case against him was strong, the motion, after a great party debate in which both Pitt and Fox took part, was defeated by 159 to 82.
On 20 November 1804, Hope was appointed an ordinary Lord of Session and Lord Justice Clerk in the place of Sir David Rae, Lord Eskgrove, assuming the title of Lord Granton took his seat on the bench on 6 December 1804. On 12 November 1811, he succeeded Robert Blair, Lord Avontoun as Lord President of the Court of Session, being succeeded as Lord Justice Clerk by David Boyle, Lord Boyle. In 1820, he presided at the special commission for the trial of high treason at Glasgow, on 17 August 1822 was admitted to the Privy Council at Holyrood House. On 29 July 1823, Hope was appointed, together with his eldest son John, on the Commission of Inquiry into the forms of process and the course of appeals in Scotland. On the death of James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose, in December 1836, Hope became Lord Justice General, by virtue of 11 Geo. IV and 1 Wm. IV, cap. 69, sec. 18, by which it was enacted that'after the termination of the present existing interest' that office should'devolve upon and remain united with the office of lord president of the court of session.'
Hope retired from the bench in the autumn of 1841, was succeeded as Lord President by David Boyle. He died at his home on 12 Moray Place, Edinburgh on 30 October 1851, aged 89, he was buried in the mausoleum at Hopetoun House on 4 November 1851. Hope was a man of imposing presence, with a magnificent voice, according to Lord Cockburn,'was surpassed by that of the great Mrs. Siddons alone', a wonderful gift of declamation. Though a violent political partisan, wanting in tact and judgment,'his integrity, candour and gentlemanlike manners and feelings gained him unanimous esteem', his charges to juries were singularly impressive. Lockhart gives a graphic account of Hope's majestic bearing on the bench in'Peter's Letters to his Kinsfolk', while recording what he describes'as without exception the finest piece of judicial eloquence, delivered in the finest possible way by the Lord-president Hope.' When the volunteer movement began, owing to the French war, Hope enlisted as a private in the first regiment of Royal Edinburgh Volunteers.
He was afterwards appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Corps, performed the duties of that office with enthusiasm for several years, until the regiment was disbanded for the second time in 1814. In December 1819, when the'old blues' were once more summoned together, he made them'one of the most eloquent addresses, heard', daily inspected the volunteers on duty at Edinburgh Castle while the regular troops were despatched to the western counties. Hope's famous regimental orders of 18 October 1803, containing most curious and minute details, are given at length in Cockburn's'Memorials'. On 8 August 1793 Hope married his cousin Lady Charlotte Hope, second daughter of John Hope, 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, by his third wife, Lady Elizabeth Leslie, second daughter of Alexander, fifth earl of Leven and Melville, by whom he had four sons- of whom the eldest, was Solicitor General for Scotland from 1822 to 1830- and eight daughters, his youngest daughter Ann Wilhelmina was married to Lord Benholme. His wife died at Edinburgh on 22 January 1834, aged 62.
David Hope, Baron Hope of Craighead, Lord President of the Court of Session from 1989 to 1996, descends from Lord Granton's third son. Attribution This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Barker, George Fisher Russell. "Hope, Charles (1763–1
Madras College referred to as Madras, is a Scottish secondary school located in St Andrews, Fife. It educates over 1,400 pupils aged between 11 and 18 and was founded in 1833 by the Rev. Dr Andrew Bell. Madras College, founded in 1833, takes its name from the system of education devised by the school's founder, the Rev. Dr Andrew Bell FRSE. However, the origins of the school can be traced to at least the 1490s, through its predecessor institution, the Grammar School of St Andrews. Bell was born in the son of a local magistrate and wig-maker, he studied at the University of St Andrews. He became a clergyman of the Church of England and took up an appointment as chaplain to the regiments of the East India Company in Madras, India. One of his duties was to educate the soldiers' children; because there was a shortage of teachers, he used the older students, taught the lesson by the master, to instruct groups of younger pupils. The pupils who assisted the teacher were called'monitors'; this method of education became used in schools at home and abroad.
After his return from India, Dr Bell made it his life's work to travel the country and encourage schools to adopt'the Madras system', as it had come to be known. By the time of his death in 1832, over 10,000 schools were using his methods. Madras College was founded in 1832 at the bequest and expense of Bell, as the amalgamation of several St Andrews schools; the first amalgamation was in 1833 when the old Grammar School of St Andrews was joined with the "English" school to form the Madras College. The origin of these names being that the Grammar School was taught in Latin while the "English" school used English only; the Grammar School stood on the grounds between Blackfriars' Lade Braes. The second amalgamation happened in 1963; as part of this amalgamation and the introduction of comprehensive education, a new school building was contracted on Kilrymont Road, a mile and a half from the South Street building. The Kilrymont building was constructed in a modernist style, with adjacent playing fields and was opened in 1967.
The school is the only secondary school in Scotland on a split site. The school catchment area takes in a large part of rural north east Fife, most of the pupils are transported in from the surrounding area by buses; the badge is a chevron between three bells – a reference to Dr. Bell; the Latin motto is "pro rege et grege", customarily translated as "For King and People". It reminds the students of the importance of the idea of service to the community. Bell left money for schools in Inverness, Edinburgh and Cupar. From the foundation of Madras College in 1833 until 1888, the school was run by a board of trustees; as part of a series of reforms made at Madras in 1888/89, the position of rector was established. Since 1889 there have been eleven rectors of Madras College: 1889–1915 Mr J. Mckenzie, MA 1915–1920 Mr J. M. Moore, MA 1920–1923 Mr H. F. Martin, MA 1923–1941 Mr J. D. McPetrie, MA 1941–1955 Mr N. Macleod, MA 1955–1975 Dr John Thompson, MA 1975–1985 Dr I. D. Gilroy, MA 1985–1997 Mr D. D. Galloway, MA 1997–2007 Mr L. S. G. Matheson, MA 2007–2013 Mr I. Jones 2013– Mr D. McClure, B.
Sc. Charles Lapworth FRS, LLD, FGS taught English at Madras, he went on to be the first Professor of Geology at the University of Birmingham. The latter's Lapworth Museum is named in his honour, holds his archive, he is known for identifying the Ordovician period. John Maxwell Anderson – surgeon and cancer specialist Martin Anderson – artist and political cartoonist, better known by his pseudonym Cynicus Peter Corsar Anderson – educator and principal of the Scotch College, Australia Sir Robert Balfour – Member of Parliament for Partick Beta Band – post-folk band James Bridie – Rugby union international who represented Wales Ted Brocklebank – journalist and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid Scotland and Fife Gavin Brown – former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sydney Sir Charles Cameron – physician, newspaper editor and Member of Parliament for Glasgow College and Glasgow Bridgeton Alfred Clunies-Ross – Rugby union international who represented Scotland in the first international rugby match in 1871 Hamish Cowell – British Ambassador to Tunisia John Craig – classicist and Firth Professor of Latin at the University of Sheffield Learmonth White Dalrymple – New Zealand educationalist Rob Dewey – Rugby union international who represented Scotland Dogs Die In Hot Cars – Indie band Dame Honor Fell – scientist and zoologist David Hay Fleming – Scottish historian and antiquarian Duncan Forrester – Scottish theologian and the founder of the Centre for Theology and Public Issues at New College, Edinburgh Sir Edmund Hirst – chemist and Forbes Chair of Organic Chemistry at the University of Edinburgh Mike Hulme – Professor of Human Geography at the University of Cambridge King Creosote – musician Andrew Kirkaldy – racing driver and managing director of McLaren GT Chris Law – Member of Parliament for Dundee West George Carmichael Low – parasitologist and founder of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Andrew Lemoncello – British long distance runner Doon Mackichan – comedy actress, most notably in Smack the Pony John Maclean – musician and film director Steve Mason – musician and founder of The Beta Band Andrew McLellan – Church of Scotland min
Thomas Graham (chemist)
Thomas Graham was a Scottish chemist known for his pioneering work in dialysis and the diffusion of gases. He is regarded as one of the founders of colloid chemistry. Graham was born in Glasgow, educated at Glasgow High School. Graham's father was a successful textile manufacturer, wanted his son to enter into the Church of Scotland. Instead, defying his father's wishes, Graham became a student at the University of Glasgow in 1819. There he developed a strong interest in chemistry, studying under Professor Thomas Thomson, impressed and influenced by the young man, he left the University after receiving his MA in 1824. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh and briefly taught chemistry at the Glasgow University Portland Street Medical School. In 1828 he was elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, his proposer was Edward Turner, he won the Society's Keith Medal for the period 1831–33.in 1830 he was appointed to be the first professor of chemistry at the Anderson's Medical School, a post named the Freeland Chair of Chemistry.
He delivered lectures to the Glasgow Mechanics' Institution before moving to take up a professorship at the University of London, where Graham founded the Chemical Society of London in 1841. In 1866, he was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, his final position was the Master of the Mint. He was the last person to hold that position, he died in Gordon Square in London but his body was returned to Glasgow for burial in the family plot at Glasgow Cathedral. He had no children. On the Law of Diffusion of Gases Thomas Graham is known for his studies on the behaviour of gases, which resulted in his formulation of two relationships, both since becoming known as "Graham's Laws," the first regarding gas diffusion, the second regarding gas effusion. In the former case, Graham deduced that when measured under the same conditions of pressure and temperature, the rate of diffusive mixing of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its density, given the relationship between density and molar mass inversely proportional to the square root of its molar mass.
In the same way, in the latter case, regarding effusion of a gas through a pin hole into a vacuum, Graham deduced that the rate of effusion of a gas is inversely proportional to the square root of its molar mass. These two are sometimes referred to as a combined law. In applied areas, Graham made fundamental discoveries related to dialysis, a process used in research and industrial settings, as well as in modern health care. Graham's study of colloids resulted in his ability to separate colloids and crystalloids using a so-called "dialyzer", using technology, a rudimentary forerunner of technology in modern kidney dialysis machines; these studies were foundational in the field known as colloid chemistry, Graham is credited as one of its founder. Elected an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh receiving its Keith Medal for 1831-3 Fellow of the Royal Society First President of the Chemical Society of London Royal Medal of the Royal Society Honorary doctorate from the University of Oxford Copley Medal of the Royal Society Prix Jecker of the Paris Academy of Sciences A statue of Graham, sculpted by William Brodie in George Square in Glasgow was erected by the city in 1872 The University of Strathclyde, where Graham worked at one of its precursor institutions, has named the building housing the chemistry department the Thomas Graham Building.
The headquarters of the Royal Society of Chemistry in Cambridge, UK is named Thomas Graham House. Graham's law Gaseous diffusion Dialysis Colloid Fick's laws of Thomas. "Researches on the Arseniates and Modifications of Phosphoric Acid". Philosophical Transactions; the Alembic club. 123: 253–284. Doi:10.1098/rstl.1833.0015. Retrieved 20 March 2008. Biography Obituary from Nature by A. W. Williamson Papers of Thomas Graham Records of Glasgow Mechanics' Institution / College of Science and Arts
Scotland is a country, part of the United Kingdom. Sharing a border with England to the southeast, Scotland is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, by the North Sea to the northeast and by the Irish Sea to the south. In addition to the mainland, situated on the northern third of the island of Great Britain, Scotland has over 790 islands, including the Northern Isles and the Hebrides; the Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the Early Middle Ages and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI, King of Scots, became King of England and King of Ireland, thus forming a personal union of the three kingdoms. Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England on 1 May 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain; the union created a new Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. In 1801, the Kingdom of Great Britain and Kingdom of Ireland enacted a political union to create a United Kingdom.
The majority of Ireland subsequently seceded from the UK in 1922. Within Scotland, the monarchy of the United Kingdom has continued to use a variety of styles and other royal symbols of statehood specific to the pre-union Kingdom of Scotland; the legal system within Scotland has remained separate from those of England and Wales and Northern Ireland. The continued existence of legal, educational and other institutions distinct from those in the remainder of the UK have all contributed to the continuation of Scottish culture and national identity since the 1707 union with England; the Scottish Parliament, a unicameral legislature comprising 129 members, was established in 1999 and has authority over those areas of domestic policy which have been devolved by the United Kingdom Parliament. The head of the Scottish Government, the executive of the devolved legislature, is the First Minister of Scotland. Scotland is represented in the UK House of Commons by 59 MPs and in the European Parliament by 6 MEPs.
Scotland is a member of the British–Irish Council, sends five members of the Scottish Parliament to the British–Irish Parliamentary Assembly. Scotland is divided into councils. Glasgow City is the largest subdivision in Scotland in terms of population, with Highland being the largest in terms of area. "Scotland" comes from the Latin name for the Gaels. From the ninth century, the meaning of Scotia shifted to designate Gaelic Scotland and by the eleventh century the name was being used to refer to the core territory of the Kingdom of Alba in what is now east-central Scotland; the use of the words Scots and Scotland to encompass most of what is now Scotland became common in the Late Middle Ages, as the Kingdom of Alba expanded and came to encompass various peoples of diverse origins. Repeated glaciations, which covered the entire land mass of modern Scotland, destroyed any traces of human habitation that may have existed before the Mesolithic period, it is believed the first post-glacial groups of hunter-gatherers arrived in Scotland around 12,800 years ago, as the ice sheet retreated after the last glaciation.
At the time, Scotland was covered in forests, had more bog-land, the main form of transport was by water. These settlers began building the first known permanent houses on Scottish soil around 9,500 years ago, the first villages around 6,000 years ago; the well-preserved village of Skara Brae on the mainland of Orkney dates from this period. Neolithic habitation and ritual sites are common and well preserved in the Northern Isles and Western Isles, where a lack of trees led to most structures being built of local stone. Evidence of sophisticated pre-Christian belief systems is demonstrated by sites such as the Callanish Stones on Lewis and the Maes Howe on Orkney, which were built in the third millennium BCE; the first written reference to Scotland was in 320 BC by Greek sailor Pytheas, who called the northern tip of Britain "Orcas", the source of the name of the Orkney islands. During the first millennium BCE, the society changed to a chiefdom model, as consolidation of settlement led to the concentration of wealth and underground stores of surplus food.
The first Roman incursion into Scotland occurred in 79 AD. After the Roman victory, Roman forts were set along the Gask Ridge close to the Highland line, but by three years after the battle, the Roman armies had withdrawn to the Southern Uplands; the Romans erected Hadrian's Wall in northern England and the Limes Britannicus became the northern border of the Roman Empire. The Roman influence on the southern part of the country was considerable, they introduced Christianity to Scotland. Beginning in the sixth century, the area, now Scotland was divided into three areas: Pictland, a patchwork of small lordships in central Scotland; these societies were based on the family unit and had sharp divisions in wealth, although the vast majority were poor and worked full-time in subsistence agriculture. The Picts kept slaves through the ninth century. Gaelic influence over Pictland and Northumbria was facilitated by the large number of Gaelic-speaking clerics working as missionaries. Operating in the sixth ce
Politics of Edinburgh
The politics of Edinburgh are expressed in the deliberations and decisions of the City of Edinburgh Council, in elections to the council, the Scottish Parliament, the House of Commons and the European Parliament. As Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh is host to the Scottish Parliament and the main offices of the Scottish Government; the City of Edinburgh became a unitary council area under the Local Government etc.. Act 1994, with the boundaries of the post-1975 City of Edinburgh district of the Lothian region; as one of the unitary local government areas of Scotland, the City of Edinburgh has a defined structure of governance under the Local Government etc. Act 1994, with The City of Edinburgh Council governing on matters of local administration such as housing, local transport and local economic development and regeneration. For such purposes the City of Edinburgh is divided into 17 wards; the next tier of government is that of the Scottish Parliament, which legislates on matters of Scottish "national interest", such as healthcare, the environment and agriculture, devolved to it by the Parliament of the United Kingdom.
For elections to the Scottish Parliament, the city area is divided among six Scottish Parliament constituencies, each returning one Member of the Scottish Parliament, is within the Lothians electoral region. The Parliament of the United Kingdom legislates on matters such as taxation, foreign policy, defence and trade. For elections to the House of Commons of this parliament, the city area is divided among five United Kingdom Parliamentary constituencies, with each constituency returning one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election. Scotland constitutes a single constituency of the European Parliament, in which the electorate of the City of Edinburgh participate in electing six Members of the European Parliament using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation. On 18 September 2014, Edinburgh voted "No" in the Scottish Independence Referendum by 61.1% to 38.9% with an 84.4% turnout rate. The current Lord Provost of Edinburgh is Frank Ross, who replaced Donald Wilson in 2017.
In Scotland the Lord Provost fulfils many similar roles to that of a Mayor in some other countries. Elections to the Council are held every four/five years electing 63 councillors; the most recent elections took place in May 2017 and the next election is in May 2022. Prior to May 2017, the Council was controlled by a Labour/Scottish National Party coalition which continues following the 2017 election except that the SNP is now the largest party; the Council is the second highest employer in Edinburgh, with a total of 18,617 employees. Prior to the Local Government Act 1973 Edinburgh was administered by the single tier "Edinburgh Corporation", which covered the "City and Royal Burgh of Edinburgh"; as such, the Edinburgh Corporation was responsible for local government services, such as the Edinburgh Corporation Transport Department. The Edinburgh Corporation had the power to make'Burgess' of the City of Edinburgh and to grant "Seals of Cause" to Guilds and trade organisations; the Edinburgh Corporation awarded Burgess Ticket through the Lord Dean of Guild, an office in the Corporation.
Like the Corporation of the City of London, Burgess Tickets were awarded along with a'Freedom Casket' – a container to hold the ticket. Bodies such as the Merchant Company of Edinburgh, the Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh and The High Constables of Edinburgh formed part of the corporation, contributing councilors and law enforcement officers; the Edinburgh Corporation had the power to institute these organisations via the granting of a "Seal of Cause". This empowered the societies as "a legal corporation with power to hold property, make its own by-laws and regulations". Other organisations to receive the "Seal of Cause" include The Royal Burgess Golfing Society of Edinburgh, who received their seal on the 2nd July 1800; the history of the corporation lives on elsewhere around the city, for example in the name of the members of Muirfield golf club, who were granted a charter by the corporation in 1800 becoming "The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers". Many of Edinburgh's ceremonies and traditions date back to the days of the Edinburgh Corporation, such as the Edinburgh Ceremony of the Keys, where the Lord Provost symbolically hands the keys to the City of Edinburgh to the monarch, who hands them back to the Lord Provost proclaiming "that they cannot be placed in better hands than those of the Lord Provost and Councillors of my good City of Edinburgh".
In 1975, Edinburgh Corporation was abolished. The new two-tier system consisted of Lothian Regional Council and the City of Edinburgh District Council; the City of Edinburgh became a single-tier council area under the Local Government etc.. Act 1994, with the boundaries of the City of Edinburgh district of the Lothian region; the district had been created in 1975, under the Local Government Act 1973, to include the former county of city of Edinburgh. For elections to the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, the city is divided among five constituencies, each of which elects one Member of Parliament by the first past the post system of election
Glengoyne Distillery is a whisky distillery continuously in operation since its founding in 1833 at Dumgoyne, north of Glasgow, Scotland. Glengoyne is unique in producing Highland single malt whisky matured in the Lowlands. Located upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland, Glengoyne’s stills are in the Highlands while maturing casks of whisky rest across the road in the Lowlands. Unlike many malt whisky distilleries today, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry their barley, but instead uses warm air. In the early 19th century, due to the heavy taxes on spirit production imposed by the government, many whisky producers were forced to operate illegally; the area around Glengoyne was full of hills and forests which provided excellent cover for the distillers. Records show. In the 1820s an Act of Parliament was passed, which reduced the cost of the licence required to distil, the duty payable on spirit sales. Shortly after the introduction of the'Excise Act of 1823' the first of these illicit stills came into official existence, with Glengoyne following in 1833.
Although Glengoyne only existed from 1833 and no records exist from before this date, it is believed that distilling on the site pre-dates that with a local historian writing that the smoke of "illicit stills" was visible in the area in the early 19th century. The distillery was known as the Burnfoot distillery, it was owned by George Connell who built the distillery and took out a lease on the surrounding land, on, built a warehouse, still in use today. In 1876 the distillery was sold, by Archiball G. MacLellen, to the Lang Brothers who were based in Glasgow, it is stated that the Langs intended to name the distillery Glengoyne, but due to a mistake by a clerk it was recorded as Glen Guin. In 1894, or 1905 it was changed to Glengoyne which comes from'Glenguin' or'Glen of the Wild Geese'; the distillery remained with the Lang Brothers until taken over by the Robertson & Baxter Group in 1965, who became the Edrington Group. In 1966 and 1967 the number of stills was increased from two to three as the distillery underwent a rebuilding project.
In 1984 the Lang Brothers became suppliers of whiskies to the Queen Mother, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's household. The Royal Warrant is featured on all Glengoyne products. In April 2003, Ian Macleod Distillers Ltd. acquired Glengoyne Distillery, the'Glengoyne Single Malt' and'Langs Blended Whisky' brands. The acquisition of Glengoyne Distillery meant that Ian Macleod became a integrated distiller and bottler. Under Ian Macleod, Glengoyne saw a vast increase in output capacity as well as a similar rise in sales. Speaking of the acquisition and planned expansions in 2003, Leonard Russell, managing director for Ian Macleod stated "We'll be aiming to increase sales of the Glengoyne from the current level of 450,000 litres to one million litres next year". Speaking in 2005 Russell stated "we continue to make whisky the same way at Glengoyne"; the original warehouse built by George Connell is still be found on the site, as the shop and visitor reception area. Today, Glengoyne has eight working warehouses with a total capacity of nearly two million litres or spirit.
Glengoyne Distillery is situated at Dumgoyne, on the south-western edge of the Scottish Highlands, close to Loch Lomond and to the north of Glasgow. Although distilled in the Highlands, making Glengoyne a Highland single malt, the whisky is matured in the Lowlands; this is because the distillery itself sits upon the Highland Line, the division between the Highlands and Lowlands of Scotland which splits the distillery in two. The boundary line runs underneath the A81 road from Glasgow to Aberfoyle and passes in front of the distillery with the warehouses located to the southwest of the road. Glengoyne is located adjacent the West Highland Way, the most popular long walk in Scotland, enjoys visits from hikers. Glengoyne is referred to as the "most beautiful distillery in Scotland"; the distillery has been in continuous operation producing Highland single malt whisky for over 175 years with a current distilling capacity of over one million litres of alcohol and over 35,000 visitors per annum. Glengoyne, along with The Macallan and Bruichladdich, is one of only three distilleries remaining today that uses Golden Promise barley, low in yield but high in quality.
The distillery's water supply comes from the Glengoyne Burn which flows from the nearby Dumgoyne hill into the distillery grounds before continuing on to Loch Lomond. Unlike many malt whiskies, Glengoyne does not use peat smoke to dry their barley but instead favours the use of warm air; the clear and bright appearance and distinctive flavour of the Glengoyne single malts are credited to this lack of peat smoke. This rare characteristic is utilised in the marketing of Glengoyne with the use of the promotional slogan "The authentic taste of malt whisky untainted by peat smoke"; as a result of the use of unpeated malt Glengoyne has been noted as being stylistically closer to a Lowland single malt as opposed to a Highland single malt. At its current operating capacity Glengoyne produces over one million litres of pure spirit every year, used in a number of different whiskies; the distillery has won various awards for its products including a double gold awarded to the 17-year-old Single Malt at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and a gold for the 15-year-old Scottish oak wood finish for "best wood finish" by the Stockholm Beer and Whisky Festival.
Glengoyne 17-year-old was voted "World's Best
1835 in Scotland
Events from the year 1835 in Scotland. Monarch – William IV Lord Advocate – Sir William Rae, Bt until April. 29 May – the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland confirms the Veto Act which allows a majority of heads of families to exclude a presentee from a parish, legislation, subsequently ruled as invalid. 3 July – Slamannan Railway authorised. 21 July – Paisley and Renfrew Railway authorised. Alloa Coal Company established as a partnership by William Mitchell and others to work coal pits in Clackmannanshire. Roderick Murchison names the Silurian period in geology. An edition of the Chronicle of Melrose edited by Joseph Stevenson is published in Edinburgh for the Bannatyne Club. 28 January – Robert Herbert Story, minister of the Church of Scotland and Principal of the University of Glasgow February – James Davis, recipient of the Victoria Cross 9 February – John Malcolmson, recipient of the Victoria Cross 3 March – William Fraser Rae and author 19 March – Edmund Montgomery, philosopher and physician 29 March Madeleine Smith, accused in a murder trial James Taylor, tea planter 5 April – Donald Cameron, 24th Lochiel and Conservative politician 3 May – Edward Hargitt and landscape painter 18 May – Sir Fitzroy Maclean, 10th Baronet and clan chief 28 May – James Small, laird 17 June – James Brunton Stephens, poet 20 June – Andrew Tennant, pastoralist 11 July – John Macvicar Anderson, architect 15 July – Louisa Stevenson, campaigner for women's rights 21 July – Robert Munro, archaeologist 27 July – William Boyd Stewart, minister of the Baptist church and educationalist 18 August – Robert Murdoch Smith, military engineer and diplomat 5 September – Thomas Cadell, recipient of the Victoria Cross 2 October – James Stirling, steam locomotive engineer 25 October – William McTaggart, marine painter 15 November – Archibald Scott Cleghorn, businessman who marries into the royal family of Hawaii 25 November – Andrew Carnegie, steel magnate and philanthropist 13 December – Archibald Hamilton Charteris, minister of the Church of Scotland and theologian 28 December – Archibald Geikie, geologist James Park, recipient of the Victoria Cross Mungo Park, golfer 14 April – Joseph Grant, poet 5 June – Sir William Honyman, Lord Armadale and judge 5 August – Thomas M'Crie the elder, minister of the church and historian 16 September – Henry Belfrage, minister of the Secession church 2 October – John Mackay Wilson, writer 1 November – William Motherwell, poet 9 November – Michael Scott and autobiographer who wrote under the pseudonym Tom Cringle 21 November – James Hogg, "the Ettrick shepherd", poet and novelist 21 December – Sir John Sinclair, 1st Baronet, politician and statistician 26 September – première of Donizetti's opera Lucia di Lammermoor in Naples.
30 December – première of Donizetti's opera Maria Stuarda at La Scala in Milan. Hugh Miller publishes Legends in the North of Scotland. 1835 in the United Kingdom