Skip to main content

Your views

Fitting tribute to `father of modern economics'

I've been delighted to read reports of the swift progress being made in refurbishing Edinburgh's Panmure House, the final home of economist Adam Smith, a leading protagonist of the Scottish Enlightenment. Smith's legacy as the "father of modern economics" is beyond question, but I am particularly struck by the enormous breadth of his influence, stretching far beyond these shores and across the world.

When complete, the refurbished Panmure House will provide a lasting monument to Smith in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town, almost 240 years after the publication of his seminal work The Wealth of Nations. I look forward to seeing this historic building realise its full potential as an appropriate venue for the sort of stimulating economic discourse and debate of which I am sure Adam Smith would be very proud.

By returning Panmure House to its former glory, Scotland pays a fitting tribute to one of its most influential sons.

Jim ToughExecutive director, The Saltire Society

Short and tweet

At 13 #ErraidDavies is @Team_Scotland's youngest athlete. Our Facebook fans voted her our Athlete of the Day!

@Glasgow2014

Lightning hits the city - @usainbolt arrives in #Glasgow! RT to welcome the world's fastest man! pic.twitter.com 9XaukFVX3h

@Glasgow2014

Pssst.It's SO quiet. #HardworkingTeenagers #Concentration #Art #StillLife

@LeithArtSchool

Is Scotland #indyref boosting interest in Hadrian's Wall? bit.ly1l0J4BO via @ConversationUK. We have courses on both! #FLHadrian

@FutureLearn

"We'd eat #GM meat, would you?" @UniofEdinburgh @roslininstitute scientists to ask at #edfringe event

@EdUniMedia

It's the centenary of World War One. Find books about life during the war on our list of 20 riveting WWI reads: ow.lyzAJxV

@goodreads

Quote of the day: "The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with." Bruce Springsteen

@chicagomusic

Letters for publication in TESS should arrive by 10am Monday. Send your letters, ideally of no more than 250 words in length, including contact address and phone number, by email to scotletters@tess.co.uk or by post to TES Scotland, Thistle House, 21-23 Thistle Street, Edinburgh EH2 1DF. Letters may be edited

Log in or register for FREE to continue reading.

It only takes a moment and you'll get access to more news, plus courses, jobs and teaching resources tailored to you