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John Abercrombie - Philosopher
John Abercrombie - Horticulturalist
Patrick Abercromby - Historian
Ralph Abercromby - Army general and reformer
Famous Aberdonians
Alexander Adam - Rector
Adam of Dryburgh - Divine

Jean Adam - Poet
John Adair - Surveyor
Robert Adam - Architect
Patrick Adamson - Scottish divine
Robert Adamson - Photographer
William Adamson - Politician
Thomas Aird - Poet
Robert Aiken - Lawyer
Robert Aitken - Bible Publisher
Alexander Alane - Theologian
Alasdair Mac Mhaighstir Alasdair - Poet
Sir William Alexander - Earl of Stirling
William Alexander - Novelist
Archibald Alison - Writer
David Allan - Artist
John Robertson Allan - Journalist

Alexander Anderson - Poet
John Anderson - Scientist
John Anderson - Politician
Willa Anderson - Novelist
William Anderson - Politician
Andrew of Wyntoun - Historian
Marion Angus - Poet
James King Annand - Poet
Alexander III - King of Scots
Alexander Arbuthnot - Poet
Alexander Arbuthnot - Printer
John Arbuthnot - Satirist
William Archer - Writer
Duke Of Argyll - Writer
John Armstrong - Poet
William Armstrong - Border Reiver
Hugo Arnot - Historian
William Arrol - Engineer
Margot Asquith - Society figure and wit
Willie Auchterlonie - Golfer
Sir Robert Ayton - Poet
William Aytoun - Poet
Joanna Baillie - Dramatist
Lady Baillie - Poet
Robert Baillie - Writer
Alexander Bain - Philosopher
Dugald Baird - Pioneer of maternity and neonatal care
John Logie Baird - Inventor of television
Alexander Balfour - Poet
James Ballantine - Artist
James Ballantyne - Printer
John Ballantyne - Publisher
Robert Ballantyne - Writer
Henry Balnaves - Theologian
George Bannatyne - Poem Collector
Helen Bannerman - Writer
Henry Campbell-Bannerman - Prime Minister
John Barbour - Poet
Alexander Barclay - Poet
John Barclay - Satirist
Robert Barclay - Divine
James Barke - Novelist
Lady Barnard - Poet
George Barnes - Trade Unionist
J. M. Barrie - Novelist and playwright
James Moranda Barry - First Woman Doctor
Thomas Bassendyne - Printer
Charles Baxter - Lawyer
Jim Baxter - Football Player
Sawney Bean - Cannibal
James Beattie - Poet
Alexander Graham Bell - Inventor of the telephone
Andrew Bell - Madras System
Henry Bell - Engineer and Pioneer of Steam Navigation
Henry Glassford Bell - Poet
John Joy Bell - Novelist
John Bellenden - Poet
John Hay Beith - Novelist
Adam Black - Publisher
Joseph Black - Chemist
William Black - Novelist
John Blackie - Scholar
George Blake - Novelist
Hugh Blair - Divine
Robert Blair - Poet
Thomas Blacklock - Poet
William Blackwood - Publisher
Blind Harry - Minstrel
Boece - Historian
Alan Bold - Poet
Horatius Bonar - Divine
Sir David Willam Bone - Novelist
Muirhead Bone - Artist
Thomas Boston - Divine
Robert Boothby - Politician
Alexander Boswell - Songwriter
James Boswell - Writer, and biographer
Archibald Bower - Historian
Walter Bower - Historian
Andrew Boyd - Writer
James Braid - Golfer
David Brewster - Man Of Science
Deacon Brodie - Thief
Henry Brougham - Politician
George Douglas Brown - Novelist
George Mackay Brown - Poet and Novelist
James Brown - Poet
John Brown - Essayist
John Brown - Royal retainer
Dr John Brown - Physician
Thomas Brown - Philosopher
George Bruce - Poet
James Bruce - Explorer
William Bruce - Architect
William Speirs Bruce - Polar explorer
Mary Brunton - Novelist
Alexander Buchan - Meteorologist
Anna Buchan - Novelist
John Buchan - Writer and statesman
Peter Buchan - Ballad Collector
Tom Buchan - Poet
George Buchanan - Scholar
William Burke - Murderer
Gilbert Burnet - Writer
James Burnett - Philosopher
Robert Burns - Poet
John Hill Burton - Historian
William Burrell - Shipping magnate
Robert Cadell - Publisher
Edward Caird - Philosopher
John Caird - Theologian
David Calderwood - Historian
Norman Cameron - Poet
Richard Cameron - Covenanter
Archibald Campbell - Politician
Donald Campbell - Poet
George Campbell - Theologian
John Campbell - Lawyer
John Francis Campbell - Celtic Scholar
Lewis Campbell - Scholar
Mary Campbell - Highland Mary
Thomas Campbell - Poet
Alexander Carlyle - Autobiographer
Thomas Carlyle - Essayist and historian
Andrew Carnegie - Industrialist and philanthropist
Donald Carswell - Critic
Robert Carruthers - Journalist
George Chalmers - Antiquary
Thomas Chalmers - Founder of the Free Church
Robert Chambers - Writer
William Chambers - Publisher
Bonnie Prince Charlie - Stuart restoration
Hugh Clapperton - Explorer
Jim Clark - World champion racing driver
James Cleghorn - Editor
John Clerk - Politician
Joseph Storer Clouston - Novelist
Ralph Cochrane - Bomber Command
Thomas Cochrane - Naval commander
Lord Cockburn - Judge
William Collins - Publisher
St Columba - Missionary to Scotland
George Combe - Writer
Sean Connery - Actor
Billy Connolly - Comedian, Entertainer, Actor
James Connolly - Rebel leader
Archibald Constable - Publisher
Joe Corrie - Poet
Thomas Coutts - Banker
George Craik - Writer
Kate Cranston - Tearoom owner
James Crichton - Prodigy
A. J. Cronin - Writer
Allan Cunningham - Poet
R. B. Cunninghame Graham - Traveller, writer
James Currie - Biographer
David Dale - Industrialist and philanthropist
Frank Fraser Darling - Naturalist
Lord Darnley - Second husband of Mary Queen of Scots
Cedric Thorpe Davie - Composer
Elspeth Davie - Novelist
James Dewar - Inventor of the vacuum flask
John Dewar - Spirit merchant and distiller
Gavin Douglas - Poet
James Douglas - Commander in Wars of Independence
Hugh Dowding - Fighter Command
Arthur Conan Doyle - Writer
Henry Drummond - Writer
William Drummond - Poet
Mountstuart Duff - Writer
William Dunbar - Poet
Henry Dundas - Statesman
Viscount Dundee - Royalist commander
John Colin Dunlop - Historian
John Dunlop - Inventor of the pneumatic tyre
William Dunlop - Man Of Letters
Dorothy Dunnett - Author
Duns Scotus - Philosopher and theologian
Robert Dunsire - Hero
Philip Durham - Admiral
Alexander Dyce - Scholar
John Elder - Marine Engineer
Thomas Elder - Businessman
Jean Elliot - Poet
Ralph Erskine - Poet
John Ewen - Songwriter
Thomas Faed - Artist
William Falconer - Poet
Adam Ferguson - Philosopher
Ronald C. Munro Ferguson - Governor of Australia
James Fergusson - Writer
Robert Fergusson - Poet
James Ferrier - Metaphysician
Susan Ferrier - Novelist
Jane Findlater - Novelist
Mary Findlater - Novelist
George Finlay - Historian
William Fisher - Farmer
Walter Hood Fitch - Illustrator
Alexander Fleming - Discoverer of penicillin
Marjory Fleming - Child Author
Andrew Fletcher - Scottish statesman
James Forbes - Natural Philosopher
John Fordun - Chronicler
Bill Forsyth - Film-maker
Robert Foulis - Printer
William Fowler - Poet
James Frazier - Anthropologist
William Gallacher - Politician
John Galt - Novelist
Alexander Geddes - Theologian
Jenny Geddes - Scotswoman
Patrick Geddes - Social Reformer
Joseph Gerrald - Reformer
Lewis Grassic Gibbon - Writer
George Gilfillan - Poet
Robert Gilfillan - Poet
George Gillespie - Scottish Theologian
John Gillies - Historian
John Bruce Glasier - Reformer
George Gleig - Writer
William Glen - Poet
William Cunningham Glencairn - Soldier
Walter Goodall - Historical Writer
George Hamilton Gordon - Politician
James Graham - Marquis of Montrose
John Graham - 1st Viscount Dundee
Robert Cunninghame Graham
- Politician
James Grahame - Poet
Simon Grahame - Writer
Anne Grant - Poet
James Grant - Novelist and Historian
James Augustus Grant - Explorer
Alexander Gray - Poet
David Gray - Poet
Gavin Greig - Folklorist
John Grierson - Film-maker
Jo Grimond - Politician
George Grub - Historian
Colin Gubbins - British Army
Thomas Guthrie - Reformer
Douglas Haig - First World War commander
David Hailes - Judge
Richard Haldane - Politician
Gavin Hamilton - Lawyer
Janet Hamilton - Poet
Patrick Hamilton - Lutheran martyr
Thomas Hamilton - Novelist
Sir William Hamilton - Metaphysician
William Hamilton - Poet
James Hannay - Novelist
George Hardie - Politician
Keir Hardie - Socialist and labour leader
Gilbert Hay - Poet and Scholar
Arthur Henderson - Politician
Thomas Henderson - Astronomer
Robert Henry - Historian
Robert Henryson - Poet
James Hepburn - Politician
David Herd - Scottish anthologist
David Octavius Hill - Painter and photographer
John Hodge - Activist
James Hogg - Writer
John Home - Dramatist
John Howie - Biographer
David Hume - Philosopher
John and William Hunter - Anatomists
Elsie Inglis - Medical reformer and suffragette
Cosmo Innes - Historian
Thomas Innes - Historian
William Ironside - British Army
David Irving - Biographer
Edward Irving - Theologian
King James I, II, III, IV, V, VI, - Kings of Scotland
John Jamieson - Philologist
Francis Jeffrey - Critic
William Jeffrey - Poet
James Johnson - Music Publisher
Arthur Johnston - Poet
Tom Johnston - Activist
John of Fordun - Historian
John Paul Jones - Hero of War of American Independence
Henry Kames - Writer
Henrietta Keddie - Novelist
Robert Keith - Historian
Robert Kemp - Dramatist
James Kennaway - Novelist
Walter Kennedy - Poet
Captain Kidd - Pirate, adventurer and merchant
William Kirkcaldy - Warrior
John Knox - Protestant reformer
Robert Knox - Anatomist
William Knox - Poet
William Laidlaw - Poet
David Laing - Antiquary
Malcolm Laing - Writer
Andrew Lang - Journalist
John Lapraik - Poet and Farmer
Thomas Carstairs Latto - Poet
Harry Lauder - Entertainer
Thomas Lauder - Novelist
Jennie Lee - Politician
David Leslie - Scottish Army
John Leslie - Historian
Sir John Leslie - Physicist
John Leyden - Poet
Billy Liddell - Football
Eric Liddell - Athlete and missionary
Robert Lindsay - Historian
William Lithgow - Traveller
William Livingston - Publisher
David Livingstone - Missionary and explorer
John Gibson Lockhart - Novelist
Robert Hamilton Bruce Lockhart - Journalist
John Logan - Poet
Iain Lom - Poet
Robert Lorimer - Architect
David Lyndsay - Poet and playwright
John McAdam - Road builder
Mary Macarthur - Activist
Donald MacAulay - Poet
Macbeth - King of Scots
Hugh MacDiarmid - Poet
John McDiarmid - Journalist
Alexander Macdonald - Activist
Flora Macdonald - Jacobite heroine
George Macdonald - Poet
John Macdonald - Canadian statesman
Ramsay MacDonald - First Labour Prime Minister
William MacEwen - Pioneer of neurosurgery
William McGonagall - Poet
Rob Roy Macgregor - Outlaw and adventurer
Charles MacIntosh - Inventor of waterproof materials
Charles Mackay - Poet
Robert Mackay - Poet
Sandy Mackendrick - Film Maker
Compton Mackenzie - Writer
George Mackenzie - Lawyer
Henry Mackenzie - Novelist
David Mackie - Poet
Charles Rennie Mackintosh - Architect, and artist
James Mackintosh - Philosopher
John Maclean - Activist
Neil Maclean - Politician
George MacLeod - Founder of the lona Community
J. J. R. Macleod - Co-discoverer of insulin
Kenneth MacMillan - Choreographer
Kirkpatrick MacMillan - Inventor
James Macpherson - Translator
Stewart McPherson - Hero
Lachlan Macquarie - Colonial Administrator
Harry McShane - Radical
Frederick Lewis Maitland - Admiral
John Major - Writer
John Malcolm - Soldier
David Malloch - Poet
St Margaret - Saint and Queen of Scots
Theodore Martin - Poet
David Masson - Biographer
Mary Queen of Scots - Queen of Scots
James Maxton - Reformer
James Clerk Maxwell - Physicist
David Maxwell Fyfe - Politician
William Maxwell - Physician
John Mayne - Poet
George Mealmaker - Reformer
Andrew Melville - Religious and academic reformer
James Melville - Divine
Sir James Melville - Diplomat
John Menzies - Bookseller
William Mickle - Poet
James Mill - Philosopher
John Hepburn Millar - Historian
Hugh Miller - Geologist
William Minto - Critic
Edward Rosslyn Mitchell - Politician
David Moir - Poet
James Monboddo - Philosopher
Alexander Montgomerie - Poet
William Montgomerie - Poet
James Montgomery - Poet
Robert Montgomery - Poet
Marquis of Montrose - Royalist soldier and poet
George Moodie - Shipbuilder
John Moore - Physician
Old Tom Morris - Golfer
William Motherwell - Poet
Edwin Muir - Poet
John Muir - Ecologist and conservationist
William Mure - Scholar
Thomas Muir - Reformer
St Mungo - Patron saint of Glasgow
William Murdock - Engineer
Charles Murray - Poet
David Murray - Poet
James Murray - Lexicographer
Lord George Murray - Jacobite commander
William Mure - Poet

Michael Nairn - Manufacturer
Lady Nairne - Songwriter
John Napier - Discoverer of logarithms
Mark Napier - Historian
Charles Neaves - Author
William Nicol - Scholar
William Nicholson - Poet
St Ninian - Missionary and saint
Christopher North - Poet
Margaret Oliphant - Writer
John Boyd Orr - Nutritionist
John Oswald - Hero
Robert Dale Owen - Reformer
Mungo Park - Explorer
Jackie Paterson - Boxer
William Paterson - Founder of the Bank of England
John Philip - Anti-slavery Campaigner
Andrew Picken - Writer
Allan Pinkerton - Founded Pinkerton Detective Agency
John Pinkerton - Historian
Archibald Pitcairne - Poet
Robert Pollok - Poet
Timothy Pont - Cartographer
William Power - Journalist
Archibald Primrose - Statesman
Thomas Pringle - Poet
Edward Pritchard - Murderer
Duke of Queensberry - Rake
Hugh Rae - Novelist
Henry Raeburn - Artist
Allan Ramsay - Poet
Allan Ramsay - Artist
Edward Bannerman Ramsay - Writer
John Ramsay - Diarist
Anne Redpath - Artist
Alexander Reid - Dramatist
John Macnair Reid - Poet
Thomas Reid - Philosopher
John Reith - Broadcaster
John Rennie - Engineer
Maria Riddell - Friend of Robert Burns
Robert Riddell - Friend of Robert Burns
Leitch Ritchie - Novelist
William Ritchie - Publisher
Robert I, the Bruce - King of Scots
James Robertson-Justice - Actor
Joseph Robertson - Historian
Robert Robertson - Chemist
William Robertson - Historian
Sir John Robison - Designer
Alexander Rodger - Poet
Robert Rollock - Theologian
David Rorie - Poet
Alexander Ross - Poet
Ishbel Ross - Relief Worker
John Row - Historian
Thomas Ruddiman - Grammarian
Walter Ruddiman - Publisher
William Russell - Historian
Samuel Rutherford - Theologian
James Bell Salmond - Novelist
Robert Crombie Saunders - Poet
Alexander Scott - Poet
Francis George Scott - Composer
Sir John Scott - Statesman
Michael Scott - Wizard
Walter Scott - Writer
William Bell Scott - Poet
John Duns Scotus - Philosopher
Alexander Selkirk - Castaway/Robinson Crusoe
Patrick Sellar - Sutherland factor during the Clearances
William Young Sellar - Scholar
Francis Sempill - Poet
Robert Semphill - Poet
John Campbell Shairp - Poet
William Sharp - Poet and Novelist
Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe - Antiquary
Moira Shearer - Ballet Dancer
David Sillar - Friend of Robert Burns
James Young Simpson - Pioneer of anaesthesia
William Simpson - Friend of Robert Burns
Catherine Sinclair - Novelist
Sir John Sinclair - Statistician
John Skelton - Writer
William Forbes Skene - Historian
John Skinner - Historian
Adam Skirving - Songwriter
William Skirving - Reformer
Mary Slessor - Missionary
Jane Smeal - Reformer
Samuel Smiles - Social reformer
Adam Smith - Economist and philosopher
Alexander Smith - Poet
George Smith - Whisky distiller
James Smith - Friend of Robert Burns
Madeleine Smith - Alleged poisoner
Walter Chalmers Smith - Poet
William Robertson Smith - Theologian
Walter Smith - Poet
Tobias Smollett - Writer
Mary Somerville - Mathematician
Charles Hamilton Sorley - Poet
John Spalding - Historian
John Spottiswood - Historian
Alicia Anne Spottiswoode - Songwriter
William Stables - Author
John Sterling - Essayist
The Stevenson Family - Engineers
Robert Louis Stevenson - Writer
Alan Breck Stewart - Jacobite Adventurer
David Stewart - Soldier
Dugald Stewart - Philosopher
James Stewart Of The Glens
John Roy Stewart - Poet
James Stirling - Philosopher
William Stirling - Poet
Gilbert Stuart - Writer
Robert Sym - Lawyer
Robert Tannahill - Poet and weaver
Thomas Telford - Engineer
Charles Tennant - Chemist
William Tennant - Poet
George Thomson - Song Collector
James Thomson - Poet
Thomas the Rhymer - Poet and seer
Alexander ' Greek ' Thomson - Architect
William Thorn - Poet
John Tulloch - Theologian
James Tyrie - Divine
Alexander Fraser Tytler - Historian
James Tytler - Writer
Patrick Fraser Tytler - Historian
William Tytler - Historian
John Veitch - Writer
Andrew Waid - Benefactor
Patrick Walker - Biographer
William Wallace - Patriot
Robert Watson - Historian
Robert Watson-Watt - Pioneer of radar
James Watt - Pioneer of the steam engine
Nora Wattie - Pioneer in social medicine
Joseph Westwood - Politician
David Wilkie - Artist
William Wilkie - Poet
Alexander Wilson - Poet
Bertha Wilson - Judge
Daniel Wilson - Archæologist
James Wilson - a founding father of the USA.
John Wilson - Missionary
David Wingate - Poet
Andrew Wood - Admiral
Wendy Wood - Nationalist
Robert Wodrow - Historian
Andrew Young - Poet
Douglas Young - Poet
James Young
- Discoverer of paraffin



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