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The Scots Magazine - - Focus On… Cumbrae And The Ayrshire Coast -

Jenny Ged­des

The woman who started the English Civil War when she threw her stool at the min­is­ter in St Giles Cathe­dral in protest at hav­ing to use the new Book of Com­mon Prayer, which King Charles I im­ple­mented to bring the Church of Scot­land in line with the Church of Eng­land. Robert Burns named his horse after her.

Ge­orge Sas­soon

War poet Siegfried’s son spoke sev­eral lan­guages, in­clud­ing flu­ent Serbo-croat, Ara­maic and Klin­gon. He wrote books on alien phe­nom­ena, flew a Tiger Moth, and worked as a sheep farmer and fer­ry­man in Mull.

Ge­orge John­ston

De­signed and man­u­fac­tured the Mo-car, Scot­land’s first au­to­mo­bile. Dur­ing mid­night test drives, he was fined for driv­ing at 12mph on Glas­gow’s Buchanan Street.

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