About this memory
James Hutton, a philosopher and scientist, is regarded as the 'Father of Modern Geology'. By observation of the rocks of nearby Salisbury Crags and rocks from other parts of Scotland (Glen Tilt granite and conglomerate boulders from near Dunblane) he demonstrates the continuity and cyclicity of geological processes.
The memorial garden is on the site of the house where he lived from 1770; he died in 1797. The memorial garden was constructed in 2001
St John's Hill, Old Town