List of Famous Scottish People

Rowling, though born in England, calls Scotland her home and continues to live in Edinburgh.

Writers and Poets

Historical Figures

Sir Alex Ferguson

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Index. footballer/Ex-Manager of Liverpool F.C.

Sir Jackie Stewart

Formula One

Sir Christopher Hoy MBE

Cycling

Eric Henry Liddell

Athletics

Matt Busby

Footballer and Manager

Politicians

George Jamesone

Portrait painter

John Michael Wright

Portrait painter

Andrew Bell

Engraver/Printer

Gavin Hamilton

Neoclassical painter

Robert Freebairn

Landscape artist

David Roberts

Painter/Lithographer

John Runciman

Biblical artist

Alexander Milne Calder

Sculptor

Henry Snell Gamley

Sculptor

Musicians and Singers

Tony Blair

Former Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Gordon Brown

Former Labour Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Arthur Balfour

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Alec Douglas-Home

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Bonar Law

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman

Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

For years together now, the fine people of Scotland have been quietly but surely working towards making worthwhile contribution in various fields like arts, politics, sports, and entertainment. K. Robert Burns

Poet/Lyricist

Sir Walter Scott

Novelist/Playwright/Poet

Robert Louis Stevenson

Writer/Poet

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Writer

George MacDonald

Author/Poet

Joanna Baillie

Poet/Dramatist

Explorers and Innovators

Eric Woolfson

Lyricist/Singer

Actors

James V of Scotland

King of Scots from 1513-1542

Mary, Queen of Scots

Queen of Scots from 1542-1567

William Wallace

Warrior/Freedom Fighter

Black Agnes

Countess of Dunbar

Bonnie Prince Charlie

Purported heir to the throne

Robert the Bruce

King of Scots, 1306-1329

James VI and I

King of Scotland and England

Artists

Sir Robert Watson-Watt

Contributor to the invention of the radar

Lord Kelvin

Kelvin Scale of absolute temperature

Adam Smith

Father of Modern Economics

Sir Alexander Fleming

Discovered penicillin

Alexander Graham Bell

Invented the telephone

James Watt

Invented the steam engine

Joseph Black

Father of Quantitative Chemistry

William Speirs Bruce

Oceanographer and Polar Explorer

James Clerk Maxwell

Mathematician/Physicist

Sir William Ramsay

Chemist

Sportspersons

Did You Know?

Celebrated author J. To compile a list of all the famous Scots would be next to impossible, for the simple reason that they are far too many to be numbered. footballer/Ex-Manager of Manchester United

Bill Shankly

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