Tag Archives: National Library of Scotland

Slam

Late notice, apologies. I’m talking about the project again, this time it’s at a Research Slam in Edinburgh, (tomorrow night). It’s free, so if you’re in the vicinity – and free – please come along: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-library-research-slam-tickets-30073045288

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Publication

The plan was to produce the Great Lines publication in time for the Opening at the Lit & Phil last June, but one of the advantages of the delay has been that I could include images from the Exhibition within … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Modelling

I imagined handing over 2 sets of ‘data’ to a university department who would use some modern process (thermo-form blah) to create 2 models: one of Hutton’s contour lines of Schiehallion and another – same mountain – but current contours. … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Shape of a Mountain

A photo of Schiehallion is an impressive thing, with great hunk with spine aloft, the mountain rises magnificently out of its surroundings. But before photography – and prior to contours – depicting a mountain and suggesting its elevation had quite … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Place Names

It’s Charles Hutton I imagine scrabbling over Schiehallion with, although highly unlikely that he ever visited; his traversing occurred on paper. I should rather think of Charles Mason who made the initial survey on its suitability for the experiment, or … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment