Tait Places & People

Tait Places

The Pirn, nr Innerleithen. Tower house replaced by mansion (above). Lands long owned by Taits.


Castle Campbell, nr Dollar. Part Ruin owned by the Campbells but passed to Taits of Harvieston in 1807





Tait People:

Peter Guthrie Tait FRSE (28 April 1831 – 4 July 1901)

Peter Tait was a Scottish mathematical physicist, best known for the seminal energy physics textbook Treatise on Natural Philosophy, which he co-wrote with Lord Kelvin, and his early investigations into knot theory, which contributed to the eventual formation of topology as a mathematical discipline. His name is known in graph theory mainly for Tait’s conjecture.