Samuel Laing
(1780-1868)

Died aged c. 88

Samuel Laing (1780 – 1868) from Papdale in Orkney was a Scottish travel writer. He travelled in Scandinavia and northern Germany and published descriptions of these countries. Laing's son, also named Samuel Laing, was a railway administrator and important writer on religion and science, and a Liberal Member of Parliament.

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Birthplace of Malcolm Laing, Historian 1762-1818 and Samuel Laing, Travel writer and translator of Heimskringla 1780-1868. Their father, Robert Laing, 1722-1803 planted the Big Tree.

Junction Road, Kirkwall, United Kingdom where they was born (1780)