John Norman Heathcote (June 21, 1863 - July 16, 1946) was a British author, watercolorist, and photographer, known for writing the book St Kilda about the Scottish Hebridean archipelago of St. Kilda, which was published in 1900. The second child of and eldest son of John Moyer Heathcoate (1834 - 1912) and Louisa Cecilia MacLeod (1838 - 1910), his father was a barrister and his mother was the eldest child of Norman MacLeod, 25th chief of Clan MacLeod. Heathcote attended Eton College and then Trinity College, from which he earned a BA degree in 1885. In 1906 he became a Justice of the Peace and served as High Sheriff of Huntingdonshire in 1917/18. He never married or had children. St Kilda, his best known work, was published in London in 1900, after he and his sister visited the archipelago in 1898 and 1899. He also published a journal article, ‘A Map of St Kilda’ in the Geographical Journal describing the surveying methods he used in producing the map that was included in the book.

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