The History of Leith

November 5, 2009

George Heriot (15 June 1563 – 12 February 1624)

George Heriot (15 June 1563 – 12 February 1624) was a Scottish goldsmith and philanthropist. He is chiefly remembered today as founder of George Heriot’s School, a large private school in Edinburgh; his name has also been given to Heriot-Watt University, as well as several streets (and one pub) in the same city. for more click here

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