List of Famous Scottish People

footballer/Ex-Manager of Manchester United

Bill Shankly

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

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

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


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


Sir William Ramsay



Eric Woolfson



Historical Figures

Robert Burns


Sir Walter Scott


Robert Louis Stevenson


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle


George MacDonald


Joanna Baillie


Explorers and Innovators

Sir Alex Ferguson

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

Sir Jackie Stewart

Formula One

Sir Christopher Hoy MBE


Eric Henry Liddell


Matt Busby

Footballer and Manager


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. George Jamesone

Portrait painter

John Michael Wright

Portrait painter

Andrew Bell


Gavin Hamilton

Neoclassical painter

Robert Freebairn

Landscape artist

David Roberts


John Runciman

Biblical artist

Alexander Milne Calder


Henry Snell Gamley


Musicians and Singers

Writers and Poets

Did You Know?

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

Index. 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. K

Posted September 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized.

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