List of Famous Scottish People

Scotland, despite being a part of the United Kingdom, has always had its distinct cultural identity. This Buzzle article brings you a list of famous Scottish people; the very men and women who helped build this great nation.
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Celebrated author J. K. Rowling, though born in England, calls Scotland her home and continues to live in Edinburgh.

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. 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. However, we've brought you a bunch of names that have managed to make Scotland proud in their field of excellence.

Index
Historical Figures
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
Rob Roy
Revolutionary

Artists
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
John Henderson
Painter

Musicians and Singers

Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle
Lulu
Lulu
Annie Lennox
Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox
Singer
Susan Boyle
Singer
Brian Connolly
Singer
Lulu
Singer
John Martyn
Musician
Rod Stewart
Singer
Eric Woolfson
Lyricist/Singer
Billy Lyall
Musician
Robin Williamson
Musician
Frankie Miller
Singer

Actors

Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler

Sean Connery
Sir Sean Connery

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
James McAvoy
James McAvoy

Sir Sean Connery
Brian Cox, CBE
Ewan McGregor
Gerard Butler
Dougray Scott
Richard Madden
Robbie Coltrane, OBE
Tilda Swinton
James McAvoy
Robert Carlyle, OBE

Writers and Poets
Robert Burns
Poet/Lyricist
Sir Walter Scott
Novelist/Playwright/Poet
Robert Louis Stevenson
Writer/Poet
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Writer
George MacDonald
Author/Poet
Allan Ramsay
Poet
James Macpherson
Poet
J. M. Barrie
Writer
Joanna Baillie
Poet/Dramatist
David Hume
Historian/Poet

Explorers and Innovators

Alexander Graham Bell
Alexander Graham Bell

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

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
Andy Murray
Andy Murray

Sir Alex Ferguson
Rtd. footballer/Ex-Manager of Manchester United
Bill Shankly
Rtd. footballer/Ex-Manager of Liverpool F.C.
Sir Jackie Stewart
Formula One
Andy Murray
Tennis
Catriona Matthews
Golf
Sir Christopher Hoy MBE
Cycling
Chris Paterson
Rugby
Eric Henry Liddell
Athletics
Tim Baillie
Canoeing
Matt Busby
Footballer and Manager

Politicians

Tony Blair
Tony Blair
Gordon Brown
Gordon Brown

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
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Published: April 7, 2014
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