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Adam Smith Day

The Scottish Enlightenment, spanning the 18th and early 19th centuries, was a period of extraordinary intellectual and cultural growth in Scotland, marked by its emphasis on reason, critical inquiry, and belief in progress which left a lasting legacy on Western thought. This era was marked by significant advancements in philosophy, economics, science, and literature. Central to this movement were influential figures such as David Hume, known for his pioneering works on empiricism and skepticism, and Adam Smith, celebrated for his groundbreaking economic theories in "The Wealth of Nations." Other notable contributors included Francis Hutcheson, who laid the foundations for modern ethical theory, and James Hutton, whose geological ideas profoundly reshaped scientific understanding of the Earth's processes. Between 1778 and 1790, Adam Smith lived and worked at Panmure House, where he revised the final editions of his masterworks, "The Theory of Moral Sentiments" and "The Wealth of Nations." During this time, he regularly hosted the finest minds of the Scottish Enlightenment, who gathered to debate and define the most pressing issues of the day. In honor of Smith’s work and his time at Panmure House, the Adam Smith’s Panmure House Tartan was created. This tartan's colors are rich with symbolism: blue, representing the Kirkcaldy coat of arms and the Heriot-Watt crest; green, symbolizing the restoration and revival of Panmure House and reflected in its tulipwood paneling; grey, derived from the Scottish Gaelic 'glas,' connecting to Margaret Smith’s maiden name, Douglas; and red and gold, featured in the Kirkcaldy coat of arms and both the Smith and Douglas tartans.

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