On Wednesday 15 April, Sir James Black, OM, the Nobel Prize-winning
pharmacologist, dropped into the ScotlandsPeople Centre in
Edinburgh to view his own family history. Sir James is the
subject of the second in our series of exhibitions on the
theme of ancestry entitled 'Famous Scots', which is running
throughout Homecoming Scotland 2009.
By coincidence Billy Connolly, CBE, our first subject, chose
the same day to pay us a visit and we were delighted that
the two Famous Scots could meet up. Although Billy's section
is now finished we were able to show him many of the original
documents that we used in the exhibition.