Kirkcaldy Standard Time

I was in Kirkcaldy today for a meeting, and the weather was glorious.

Here is a blip about Sir Sandford Fleming (yes, I had never heard of him either) but it turns out he invented Standard Time and was born in Kirkcaldy.

Sir Sandford Fleming, KCMG (January 7, 1827 – July 22, 1915) was a Scottish-born Canadian engineer and inventor. He proposed worldwide standard time zones, designed Canada's first postage stamp, left a huge body of surveying and map making, engineered much of the Intercolonial Railway and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Royal Canadian Institute, a science organization in Toronto.

Did you also know that Adam Smith was also born in Kirkcaldy ... quite a town!

Off work tomorrow, hurrah!

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