George Harrison (Lord Provost)
He was Lord Provost of the city for 1882 to 1885 and was responsible for the acquisition of Blackford Hill by the Corporation of Edinburgh. He was also particularly interested in education. His contributions to social life included providing the land for the Whitehouse and Grange Bowling club in 1872 and acting as president of the Edinburgh Chess Club from 1884 to 1885.
He is buried in Warriston Cemetery just to the south-east of the vaults.
In 1888 the Harrison Arch in Observatory Road was built "to commemorate the work and character of Sir George Harrison". It is a red sandstone triumphal arch. Two streets in Edinburgh — Harrison Road, and Harrison Gardens — were also named after him.
- "Whitehouse and Grange Bowling Club History". Archived from the original on 9 October 2011. Retrieved 29 September 2009.
- Edinburgh Chess Club
- Hansard Millbank Systems - Sir George Harrison
- Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1884-5
- Historic Environment Scotland. "OBSERVATORY ROAD, HARRISON ARCH (Category B) (LB30584)". Retrieved 19 March 2019.
- Edinburgh Streets Archived 25 February 2006 at the Wayback Machine
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