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William Lyon Mackenzie

One of the most famous figures in Canadian history.

William Lyon Mackenzie (1795-1861), an important figure in Canadian history, lived and worked here on Toutie Street in Alyth from 1814 to 1817. He then emigrated to Canada where he became a celebrated (or notorious) newspaper editor, radical, and politician. He was the grandfather of Canada’s Second World War Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King.

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