The James Hutton Trail


James Hutton (1726-1797), the founder of modern geology, was one of the most illustrious figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, a progressive agriculturalist and also a farmer in the Scottish Borders.

In addition to the James Hutton website, the project includes print material detailing both the trail and a historical landscape analysis of James Hutton's farm at Slighhouses.

The Scottish Borders James Hutton Trail promotes James Hutton and his genius. The Borders Foundation for Rural Sustainability (BFRS), are initiating this project in partnership with the families who currently farm the land owned by Hutton and also the British Geological Survey (Scottish Section).