Keltie, Sir John Scott

Keltie, Sir John Scott

Keltie, Sir John Scott, 1840-1927, Scottish geographer. He was inspector of geographical education for the Royal Geographic Society, librarian, and secretary of the society. In 1880 he became editor of The Statesman's Yearbook, and in 1925 joint editor of the Geographical Journal. His works include A History of the Scottish Highlands and Clans (1874), Report on Geographic Education (1886), The Partition of Africa (1894), Applied Geography (new ed. 1908), and History of Geography (with O. J. R. Howarth, 1914).
Sir John Scott of Scotstarvit (1585-1670) was a minor Scottish Noble.

Scott was a Director of Chancery who became a Lord of Session He bought the Mill of Kinghorn and Inchkeith Island for 20,000 merks in 1649. Scott is characterized by James Grant in Old and New Scotland as "eccentric and sarcastic".

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