Old Photograph March Road Blackhall Scotland

Old photograph of cottages on March Road in Blackhall a suburb of Edinburgh, Scotland. There is evidence that the street name " March Road " is derived from " Marsh Road ", as the area was bog and wetland hundreds of years ago. John Horne, born 1 January 1848, died 30 May 1928, was a Scottish geologist. He served as President of the Royal Society of Edinburgh from 1915 to 1919. He was the son of James Horne of Newmill and his wife Janet Braid. John was educated at the High School, Glasgow, and Glasgow University. He joined the Scottish Branch of HM Geological Survey in 1867 as an assistant and became an apprentice to Ben Peach. The two soon became good friends and collaborators. Horne was involved in mapping the Central Lowlands. Horne was a logical thinker and writer, complementing Peach's skills of resolving the internal structure of mountains by looking at the surface rocks. After their work in the Highlands, Horne and Peach wrote Northwest Highlands Memoir in 1907. The work is regarded as one of the most important geological memoirs. Horne wrote most of the memoir himself. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of London in 1900 and was a Fellow of the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. He also served as President of the Edinburgh Geological Society. In later life he lived at 12 Keith Crescent in Blackhall, Edinburgh. He died on 30 May 1928 in Edinburgh.

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