- Hugh Miller (1802-1856)
Born in Cromarty> on the Black Isle (the National Trust for Scotland now own the thatched cottage> where he was born and which had been built by his great-grandfather), Hugh Miller was initially a stone mason.
However his enquiring mind and ability to communicate got him a job in Edinburgh writing verses, pamphlets and articles for magazines. He had a great interest in geology and published papers and then a books on the subject including "The Old Red Sandstone". He pioneered research into fossils and the relationship between the different geological ages.
See also the extensive Hugh Miller Web site.
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