List of Famous Scottish People

List of Famous Scottish People

The People within this list are usually native to the country however sometimes we may have included those that have either lived within the country for most of their adult life or have made a significant contribution to the country in their personal endeavours.

Famous Scottish People are in the following Categories

Explorers
Arthur Anderson 1792 – 1868
Sir Alexander Mackenzie 1764 – 1820
Alexander Selkirk 1676 – 1721
Dr. David Livingstone 1813 – 1873
Military
The Marquis of Montrose 1612 – 1650
John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee 1648 – 1689
Douglas Haig 1861-1928
John Paul ‘Jones’ 1747 – 1792
Religion & Mysticism
John Knox c.1510 – 1572
Thomas the Rhymer c.1210 – c.1290
Brahan Seer early 17th century
Sir William Alexander Smith 1854 – 1914
Engineering
Sir William Arrol 1839 – 1913
Andrew Meikle 1719 – 1811
Thomas Telford 1757 – 1834
James Watt 1736 – 1819
Robert Adam 1728 – 1792
Popular Culture
Aly Bain Evelyn Glennie
Tom Anderson Neil Gow
Robert Carlyle Sir Harry Lauder
Robbie Coltrane Dougie MacLean
Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Ian McDiarmid
Sheena Easton Kevin McKidd
Bill Forsyth Donnie Munro
Sean Connery Annie Lennox
Billy Connolly Ewan McGregor
Kelly Macdonald
Art
The Glasgow School
The Scottish Colourists 1920s – 1930s
Colquhoun & MacBryde
Ken Currie 1960 –
Charles Rennie Mackintosh 1868 – 1928
Jack Vettriano 1951 – Present
Actors & Actresses
Ewan McGregor 31 March 1971
Gerard Butler 13 November 1969
Annie Lennox 25 December 1954
Calvin Harris 17 January 1984
Shirley Manson 26 August 1966
David O’Hara 9 July 1965
Joan Baez 9 January 1941
Historical Figures
Robert the Bruce 1274 – 1329
Rob Roy Macgregor 1671 – 1734
Flora MacDonald 1722 – 1790
William Wallace c.1270 – 1305
Bonnie Prince Charlie 1720 – 1788
Politics, Economics & Social Reform
Andrew Carnegie 1835 – 1919
David Dale 1739 – 1806
Rev Henry Duncan 1774 – 1846
Sir Patrick Geddes 1854 – 1932
Ramsay McDonald 1866 – 1937
Adam Smith 1723 – 1790
W. E. Gladstone 1809 – 1898
Royalty
Mary Queen of Scots 1542 – 1587
James VI (Scotland) & I (England) 1566 – 1625
Macbeth 1005 – 1057
Science & Technology
James Clerk-Maxwell 1831 – 1879
Sir James Dewar 1842 – 1923
Sir Charles Lyell 1797 – 1875
John ‘Tar’ MacAdam 1736 – 1836
Charles MacIntosh 1766 – 1843
John Muir 1838 – 1914
James ‘Paraffin’ Young 1811 – 1883
Alexander Graham Bell 1847 – 1922
John Napier 1550 – 1617
Sir Alexander Fleming 1881 – 1955
John Dunlop 1840 – 1921
John Logie Baird 1888 – 1946
Literature
Sir Walter Scott 1771 – 1832
J.M. Barrie 1860 – 1937
Robert Louis Stevenson 1850 – 1894
Iain Banks 1954 – 2013
Irvine Welsh 1958 – Present
Robert Burns 1759-1796
Sports
Sir Charles (Chay) Blyth 1940 –
James Braid 1870 – 1950
Jim Clark 1936 – 1968
David Coulthard 1971 –
Kenny Dalglish 1951 –
Jimmie Guthrie 1897 – 1937
Colin Montgomerie 1963 –
Graeme Obree 1965 –
Jackie Stewart 1939 –
Sir Chris Hoy 1976–Present
Andy Murray 1987–Present
Danny MacAskill 1985–Present
Katherine Grainger 1975–Present
Composers
Robert Burns (1759–1796) James Clapperton (born 1968) Hamish MacCunn (1868–1916) Charles Macintosh (1839–1922)
Robert Carver (c. 1485–c. 1570) Lindsay Davidson (born 1973) John Blackwood McEwen (1868–1948) James MacMillan (born 1959)
Ronald Center (1913–1973) James Dillon (born 1950) Edward McGuire (born 1948) Stuart MacRae (born 1976)
Erik Chisholm (1904–1965) Iain Hamilton (1922–2000) Alexander Mackenzie (1847–1935) William Marshall (1748–1833)
John McLeod (born 1934) Gordon McPherson (born 1965) Stuart Mitchell (born 1965) Thea Musgrave (born 1928)
Morris Pert (1947–2010) Francis George Scott (1880–1958) James Scott Skinner (1843–1927) Robert Archibald Smith (1780–1829)
Ronald Stevenson (born 1928) William Sweeney (born 1950) Julian Wagstaff (born 1970) William Wallace (1860–1940)
Judith Weir (born 1954) Thomas Wilson (1927–2001)
Philosophers
John Abercrombie (1780–1844) Hector Boece (1465–1536) Sir William Hamilton (1788–1888) John Macmurray (1891–1976)
John Anderson (1726–1796) Thomas Brown (1778–1820) Henry Home, Lord Kames (1696–1782) John Mair  (1467–1550)
John Anderson (1893–1962) William Cleghorn (1718–1754) David Hume (1711–1776) William Manderstown (c. 1485–1552)
Alexander Bain (1818–1903) Adam Ferguson (1723–1816) Alasdair MacIntyre (born 1929) James McCosh (1811–1894)
Thomas Reid (1710–1796) Duns Scotus (1265–1308) William Small (1734–1775) Adam Smith (1723–1790)
Dugald Stewart (1753–1828)
Television and radio personalities
Kaye Adams (born 1962) Ronni Ancona (born 1968) Dougie Anderson (born 1976) Fiona Armstrong (born 1956)
Jackie Bird (born 1962) Edith Bowman (born 1975) Frankie Boyle (born 1972) Gordon Buchanan
Bryan Burnett Nicky Campbell (born 1962) Kelly Cates (born 1975) Kate Copstick
Stuart Cosgrove (born 1952) Tam Cowan (born 1969) Cat Cubie (born 1981) Romana D’Annunzio (born 1972)
Jim Delahunt Dominik Diamond (born 1969) Jack Docherty (born 1962) Kieron Elliot
Jenni Falconer (born 1976) Craig Ferguson (born 1962) Tommy Flanagan (born 1965)) Sandy Gall (born 1927
Kirsty Gallacher (born 1976) George Galloway (born 1954) Graeme Garden (born 1943) Muriel Gray (born 1959)
Amanda Hamilton (born 1974) Sarah Heaney (born 1971) Stuart Henry (1942–1995) Mikey Hughes (born 1974)
Hazel Irvine (born 1965) Stephen Jardine (born 1963) Alan Johnston (born 1962) Nicci Jolly (born 1981)
Lorraine Kelly (born 1959) Fiona Kennedy Ross King (born 1961) John Leslie (born 1965)
Viv Lumsden (born 1952) Fred MacAulay (born 1956) Cathy MacDonald Phil MacHugh (born 1985)
Sarah Mack (born 1973) John MacKay Aggie MacKenzie (born 1955) Sally Magnusson (born 1955)
Eddie Mair (born 1965) Andrew Marr (born 1959) Colin McAllister (born 1968) Ian McCaskill (born 1938)
Scottie McClue (born 1956) Sheena McDonald (born 1954) Gail McGrane (born 1975) Paul McGuire
Cameron McNeish Paul Mitchell (born 1968) Arthur Montford (1929–2014) Aasmah Mir (born 1971)
Nick Nairn (born 1959) Shereen Nanjiani (born 1961) Neil Oliver (born 1967) Dawn Porter (born 1979)
Gail Porter (born 1971) Angus Purden (born 1974) Judith Ralston Gordon Ramsay (born 1966)
Heather Reid (born 1969) Fyfe Robertson (1902–1987) Tom Russell (born 1948) Justin Ryan (born 1967)
Isla St Clair (born 1952) Catriona Shearer (born 1981) Angus Simpson Carol Smillie (born 1961)
Sarah Smith (born 1968) Iain Stirling (born 1988) Grant Stott Cameron Stout (born 1971)
Heather Suttie Brian Taylor (born 1955) Bill Torrance (1946) Alison Walker (born 1963)
Kirsty Wark (born 1955) Tom Weir (1914–2006) Jim White Kirsty Young (born 1968)
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Businesspersons
William Beardmore, 1st Baron Invernairn (1856–1936) John (Ian) Bartholomew (1890–1962) James Gordon Bennett, Sr. (1795–1872) Alexander Berry (1781–1873)
John George Bartholomew (1860–1920) John Bartholomew Jr. (1831–1893) John Bartholomew, Sr. (1805–1861) Keith Arbuthnott, 17th Viscount of Arbuthnott (born 1950)
Robert Aitken (1734–1802) Arthur Anderson (1792–1868) Alexander Arbuthnot (died 1585) Sir George Gough Arbuthnot (1848–1929)
David Berry (1795–1889) Sir George Burns, 1st Baronet (1795–1890), Sir James Burns (1846–1923) James Burns (1789–1871)
Peter Buchan (1790–1854) David Buick (1854–1929) John Burns, 1st Baron Inverclyde (1829–1901) Agnes Campbell, Lady Roseburn (1637–1716)
Andrew Carnegie (1835–1919) Thomas Catto, 1st Baron Catto (1879–1959) William Chambers of Glenormiston (1800–1883) Sir Arnold Clark (1928-2017)
Catherine Cranston (1849–1934) William Cunninghame of Lainshaw (1731–1799) David Dale (1739–1806) William Davidson (1740–1890)
Adam Dawson (1793–1873) George Dempster of Dunnichen and Skibo (1732–1818) Peter Denny (1821–1895) John Dewar, Sr. (1805–1880)
Dr. Henry Duncan (1774–1846) John Elder (1824–1869) Sir Tom Farmer (born 1940)
B. C. Forbes (1880–1954)
Alexander Fordyce (died 1789)
Hugh Fraser (1817–1853) James Gillespie (1726–1797) Robert Gordon (1668–1731) Andrew Halyburton (died 1507)
Anita Margaret Frew (born 1957) Ann Gloag (born 1942) Sir Angus Grossart (born 1937) Willie Haughey (born 1956)
Martin Gilbert (born 1955) Thomas Blake Glover (1838–1911) George Heriot (1563–1624) Tom Hunter
John Lawson Johnston (1839–1900) Irvine Laidlaw (born 1943) John Law (1671–1729) Thomas Leishman
Sir Thomas Lipton (1848–1931) Sir George Mathewson, (born 1940) Jim McColl (born 1951) William McEwan (1827–1913)
Stewart Milne (born 1950) Thomas Napier (1802–1881) Alexander Cameron Sim (1840–1900) Robert Smith, Baron Smith of Kelvin (born 1944)
Michelle Mone (born 1971) William Paterson (1658–1719) Brian Souter (born 1954) James Stirling (1800–1876)
Sir David Murray (born 1951) Thomas Sutherland (1834–1922) David Coupar Thomson (1861–1954) George Thomson (1815–1866)
William Walls (1819–1893) William Douglas Weir, 1st Viscount Weir (1877–1959) George Watson (1654–1723) Wilson, Sons
Andrew Yule (1834–1902) Sir David Yule, 1st Baronet (1858–1928) George Yule (1829–1892)
Humorists
Stanley Baxter (born 1926) Rory Bremner (born 1961) Kevin Bridges (born 1986) Janet Brown (1924–2011)
Fred Cairns (1857-1896) Frankie Boyle (born 1972) Stephen Carlin Alun Cochrane (born 1975)
Rhona Cameron (born 1965) Susan Calman Billy Connolly (born 1942) Des Clarke
Ronald Balfour Corbett (born 1930) Ivor Cutler (1923–2006) Karen Dunbar (1971) Craig Ferguson (born 1962)
Gregor Fisher (born 1953) George Gale (1929–2003) Janey Godley (born 1961) Armando Iannucci (born 1963)
Rikki Fulton (1924–2004) Graeme Garden (born 1943) Greg Hemphill (born 1969) Craig Hill
Phil Kay Ford Kiernan (born 1962) Harry Lauder (1870–1950) David Law (1908–1971)
Brian Limond (born 1974) Jimmy Logan (1928–2001) Fred MacAulay (born 1956) Doon Mackichan (born 1962)
Chic Murray (1919–1985) Jerry Sadowitz (born 1961) Iain Stirling (born 1988) Ian Tough (born 1947)
Janette Tough (born 1947) Danny Wallace (born 1976)

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