Patrick Matthew Festival: Day 3

OctoberOct 01 2017 11:00 - OctoberOct 01 1970 01:00

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The Carse of Gowrie Sustainability Group has secured funding from the Heritage Lottery to celebrate the remarkable life and legacy of Patrick Matthew 19th Century landowner, farmer, social justice campaigner and fruit grower who discovered the process of natural selection thirty years before Charles Darwin, yet has never been recognised by the scientific establishment.
'In actuality, it is Scotland and its people who have been most short changed by this deception. Therefore, it is they and Scotlandwho need torecover this heritage taken from them. That is what I hope to accomplish and help to bring about with this memorial project'. Howard L. Minnick, 3rd Great Grandson of Patrick Matthew
Sunday 31st
TAY RAIL BRIDGE DISASTER BOAT TRIPS
From Broughty Ferry with Taymara and Speak Scotland
Friday 29th September 9am, Saturday 30th September 10am,
Sunday 1st October 11am
Three unique boat trips from Broughty Ferry to Mugdrum Island, with Linsay Duncan of Speak Scotland bringing to life Patrick Matthew's warnings about the dangers of the original Tay Rail Bridge and telling the tale of what happened the night of 28th December, 1879, when it collapsed.
Bookings almost full - emailthejollythimble@gmail.comto enquire.

MEGGINCH CASTLE - OPEN ORCHARD EVENT
Megginch Castle grounds, 10am - 2pm
Sunday 1st October
​Open orchard event - no need to book.
31 REDWOOD TREES TOUR AT ERROL PARK
A unique private tour of the grounds of Errol Park to visit the 31 redwood row on the estate. These trees are strongly suspected to be from Matthew redwood seed stock, but not planted until 1874, a year after his death. So DNA testing in the future will tell us the truth. But for now, this is an amazing redwood arboretum well worth a visit. There are also other links to Errol Park Estate asduring the 1890'sPatrick Matthew's daughter Euphemia lived at Park Cottage, which is still an estate property.Your estate guides are Fiona Ross and Howard Minnick, 3rd Great Grandson of Patrick Matthew.
Tickets are free but places are limited so please book via Eventbrite
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/31-redwoods-and-afternoon-tea-at-errol-park-house-tickets-37773325032?aff=erelpanelorg

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