Adam - Robert (1728-1792)> - Architect of Culzean Castle and many other fine buildings.
Alexander III - King (1241-1286)> - A direct descendant of the first king of the Scots, Kenneth mac Alpin.
Allan - Robert (1774-1841) >- Born in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, died in USA.
Asquith - Margot (1864-1945) >- High society wit and non-conformist who married Prime Minister Herbert Asquith.
Baird - John Logie (1888-1946) >- Started the first TV station in the world.
Barrie - Sir J M (1860-1937) >- Author of "Peter Pan" and "The Admirable Crichton".
Barbour - John (1316-1395)> - Father of Scottish vernacular poetry with his epic "The Brus".
Bell - Alexander Graham (1847-1922) >- Inventor of the telephone and involved in genetics and phonetics.
Brewster - Sir David (1781-1868) >- Invented the kaleidoscope and the lenticular stereoscope.
Brodie - Deacon William (? - 1788)> - A colourful and successful thief and inspiration for "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".
Bruce - James (1730-1794)> - A giant of a man who found the source of the Nile in Abbysinia in 1770.
Buchan - John (1875-1940)> - Governor General of Canada and an the author of "The Thirty-Nine Steps" etc.
Buchanan - George (1506-1582)> - Moderator of the Church of Scotland in 1567.
Burns - Robert (1759-1796) >- Scotland's most celebrated poet.
Burrell - Sir William (1861-1958)> - A wealthy shipping magnate who gave his art collection to Glasgow.
Byron - George Gordon (Lord Byron) (1788-1824)> - His Scottish childhood doubtless had an impact on the poet.
Campbell - Colin, 1st Baron Clyde (1792-1863) - His exploits at Balaclava gave rise to the "thin red line" legend.
Carlyle - Thomas (1795-1881)> - An influential philosopher and historian of the Victorian age.
Carnegie - Andrew (1835-1919) >- The railway, iron and steel tycoon who gave all his wealth away.
Chalmers - Thomas (1780-1847)> - Led a third of the Church of Scotland ministers to form the Free Church.
Charles I - King (1600-1649)> - Conflict with Parliament and the people led to Civil War - and his execution.
Charles II - King (1630-1685)> - Charles II was determined to hold on to his throne - and succeeded.
Connery - Sir Sean (1930- )> - Regarded by some as the greatest president Scotland never had.
Connolly - Billy (1942 - ) >- The shipyard worker who became an international actor and comedian.
Cranston - Kate (1850-1934) >- An entrepreneur who encouraged the artistic talents of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Dale - David (1739-1806)> - His mills in New Lanark were the largest cotton-spinning mills in Britain.
David I - King (1084-1153)> - After 30 years at the English court he led many knights north when he became king.
David II - King (1324-1371)> - Son of Robert the Bruce, King David II was a less successful monarch.
Dewar - Donald (1937-2000)> - Architect of the new Scottish Parliament and its first First Minister.
Dewar - Sir James (1842-1923) >- Inventor of the vacuum flask.
Douglas - David (1799-1834) >- Botanist and explorer after whom the Douglas fir is named.
Doyle - Sir Arthur Conan (1859-1930)> - Based his famous detective Sherlock Holmes on a forensic scientist.
Duncan - Adam, 1st Viscount Camperdown (1731-1804) >- Defeated the Dutch navy at Camperdown.
Duncan - Rev Henry (1774-1846)> - Founder of the mutual savings bank movement, restorer of the Ruthwell Cross.
Dunlop - John Boyd (1840-1921)> - Established the Dunlop Rubber Company.
Ferguson - Sir Alex (1942 - )> - A football manager who has made two different teams European Champions.
Fleming - Sir Alexander (1881-1955)> - Won the Nobel prize as discoverer of penicillin.
Forrest - George (1873-1932)> - Brought back over 30,000 specimens of 10,000 plants from China.
Galgacus (Lived Around 80AD - Earliest recorded Scot, his Caledonii tribe were defeated by the Romans.
Geddes - Sir Patrick (1854-1932)> - Chiefly known for his ideas on town planning.
Gladstone - William Ewart (1809-1898) >- UK Prime Minister.
Glover - Sir Thomas Blake (1838 - 1911) >- Responsible for the modern industrialisation of Japan.
Graham - James, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612-50)> - A brilliant soldier.
Graham - John, Viscount Dundee (1648-1689)> - "Bonnie Dundee" came from Sir Walter Scott's song.
Grierson - John (1898-1972)> - "Father of the documentary".
Haig - Earl of Bemersyde (1861-1928)> - Commander-in-chief of British forces in France in the 1914-18 War.
Hall of the Heroes> - Sixteen famous Scots highlighted in the William Wallace National Monument.
Hepburn - James (1536-1578)> - 4th Earl of Bothwell, he abducted Mary Queen of Scots and married her.
Hill - David Octavius (1802 - 1870)> - Produced some of the finest photographic portraits of the 19th century
Hogg - James (1770-1835)> - The "Ettrick Shepherd" poet wrote often about his native Borders.
Hume - David (1711-1776)> - Voted recently as the Scot who had made the greatest impact in the last 1,000 years.
Inglis - Elsie (1864-1917)> - Winston Churchill wrote that Inglis and her nurses "would shine in history".
Jackson - Gordon (1923-1990) >- Actor remembered for "Tunes of Glory" and "Upstairs and Downstairs".
James I - King (1394-1437)> - Became a prisoner of the English King Henry IV at age 12.
James II - King (1430-1460)> - A violent reign, full of murders and intrigue.
James III - King (1451-1488)> - Reigned for 28 years but was overthrown by his son, James IV.
James IV - King (1473-1513)> - As penance for the death of his father, he wore an iron chain for the rest of his life.
James V - King (1512 to 1542)> - Died only days after the birth of his daughter, Mary Queen of Scots.
James VI - King (1566-1625)> - The first king of both Scotland and England.
Jones - John Paul (1747-1792)> - America's first naval hero.
Kelvin - Lord (1824-1907)> - University at age 10, professor at 22, prolific inventor and publisher of scientific papers.
Kenneth mac Alpin (? - 858AD)> - First King of Alba, uniting the Picts and Scots.
Kidd - Captain William (1645-1701)> - The treasure of this famous pirate, hanged in 1701, has never been found.
Knox - John (1513-1572)> - Leader of the Reformation of the church in Scotland.
Lauder - Sir Harry (1870-1950)> - Entertainer and song writer whose caricatures influenced Scotland's image.
Liddell - Eric Henry (1902-1945)> - A great athlete, he became the subject of the film "Chariots of Fire".
Lister - Lord Joseph (1827-1912)> - Pioneer of modern surgery and antiseptics.
Liston - Robert (1794-1847)> - A brilliant surgeon before the days of anaesthetics.
Livingstone - Dr David (1813-1873)> - African missionary and explorer.
Lyon - Elizabeth Bowes (1900-2002)> - Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, the world's favourite gran.
McAdam - John Loudon (1756-1836)> - Improved a tar-based road surface which became known as "tarmac".
Macbeth - King (1005- 1057)> - Shakespeare based his tragedy on selected facts about this Scottish king.
MacDonald - Flora (1725-1790)> - Her bravery helped save Bonnie Prince Charlie after the defeat at Culloden.
MacDonald - James Ramsay (1866-1937) - Became the first Labour Prime Minister in Britain in 1924.
Macdonald - Sir John A (1815-1891)> - First Prime Minister of Canada in 1867-1873 and again from 1878 to 1891.
McGonagall - William (1830-1902)> - Considered by many to be the "worst poet in the world".
MacGregor - Rob Roy (1671-1734)> - The larger than life Highland Rogue.
Macintosh - Charles (1766-1843)> - His invention of waterproof clothing added his name to the English dictionary.
McKellar - Kenneth (1927- )> - This popular tenor toured the world with Scottish songs.
Mackenzie - Sir Alexander (1764-1820)> - Explored Canada and reached the Pacific Ocean in 1793.
Mackenzie - Sir Compton (1883-1972)> - Author of books such as "Whisky Galore" and a staunch nationalist.
Maclean - Alistair (1922-1987)> - Author of books such as "HMS Ulysses" and "The Guns of Navaronne".
Macquarrie - Lachlan (1762-1824)> - "Father of Australia".
Malcolm 'Canmore' (1031-1093)> - King Malcolm killed Macbeth and Macbeth's stepson, Lulach.
Mary - Queen of Scots (1542-1587)> - Her life was full of tragedy, violence and love.
Maxwell - James Clerk (1831-1879)> - Crerated a profound change in the conception of reality in physics.
Miller - Hugh (1802-1856)> - A pioneer of the science of geology.
Muir - John (1834-1914)> - One of the founders of United States Conservation.
Murdoch - William (1754-1839)> - Inventor who is best known for his manufacture of gas lighting.
New Zealand and Scots> - From the first recorded settler to Governor General and three Prime Ministers.
Oliphant - Carolina (Lady Nairne) (1766-1845)> - Carolina Oliphant's songs are second only in popularity to Burns.
Paolozzi - Eduardo (1924 - 2005)> - An international painter and sculptor, born in Leith.
Paterson - William (1658-1719)> - Founder of the Bank of England and organiser of the ill-fated Darien Scheme.
Pinkerton - Allan (1819-1884)> - Founded the Pinkerton Detective Agency in Chicago in 1850.
Raeburn - Sir Henry (1756-1823)> - One of Scotland's most famous portrait painters.
Ramensky - Johnny (1905-1972)> - Criminal and a war hero, this master of escape became a legendary folk hero.
Ramsay - Allan Snr 1686-1758> - Started as a wigmaker and became a poet.
Ramsay - Allan Jnr 1713-1784> - Accomplished portrait painter of the rich and famous.
Robert I - King (1274-1329) >- Robert the Bruce achieved Scotland's freedom.
Robert II - King (1316-90) King in Waiting for 53 Years.
Robert III - King (1337-1406) >- Described himself as "the worst of kings and the most miserable of men."
Rowling - J. K. (1965 - ) - The author of the "Harry Potter" books has made Scotland her adopted home.
St Columba (521 - 597)> - His abbey on Iona has had an influence on Scotland for over 1400 years.
St Kentigern/St Mungo (520-612)> - Patron Saint of Glasgow.
St Margaret (1046-1093)> - Descended from the Saxon King Alfred, born in Hungary and wife of King Malcolm III.
Scientific Terms and Scots> - Scots who gave their names to scientific terms.
Scott - Sir Walter (1771-1832) >- Author of novels such as "Ivanhoe" who also "invented" modern tartans.
Simpson - Sir James Y (1811-1870)> - Pioneer of the medical use of chloroform.
Scott - Michael (? - 1236?)> - Philospher, translator, alchemist, astrologer and legendary "wizard".
Scotus - John Duns (1265-1308)> - One of the greatest of medieval thinkers, he gave his name to the word "dunce".
Slessor - Mary (1848-1915)> - Missionary in Calabar, West Africa who transformed the treatment of women there.
Smith - Adam (1723-1790)> - Wrote the first "modern" book on economics, advocating free trade to increase wealth.
Smith - Madeleine (1835-1928)> - Her murder trial in 1855 was the most sensational ever heard in a Scottish court.
Smollet - Tobias George (1721- 1771) - Regarded as a founder of the modern novel.
Spence - Catherine (1826-1910)> - Australia's first female political candidate and a campaigner for women's suffrage.
Stein - Jock (1922 - 1985)> - One of the most successful football managers ever produced in Scotland.
Stevenson - Robert Louis (1850-1894)> - Author of such classics as "Treasure Island" and "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde".
Stewart - Sir Jackie (1939 - ?)> - Formula 1 Racing World Champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973.
Stuart - Prince Charles Edward (1720-1788)> - Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite Uprising of 1745/46.
Tannahill - Robert (1774-1810)> - Paisley's most famous poet wrote in a similar style to Burns.
Telford - Thomas (1757-1834)> - The "Colossus of Roads" earned a reputation as the finest civil engineer of his day.
Thomas the Rhymer (c1210-c1294) - Legend says he lived with the Queen of the Fairies under the Eildon Hills.
Thomson - Alexander "Greek" (1817-1875)> - Architect whose admiration for Grecian forms bcame a trademark.
Transport and the Scots> - Scots inventors from railways to steamboats and two-stroke engines.
Tranter - Nigel (1909-2000)> - A celebrated novelist who revived interest in Scottish history.
UK Run by Scots> - From the Prime Minister to the leader of the Liberal Democrat Party.
United States First Governors> - Nine of the first governors of the 13 states were of Scottish ancestry.
Wallace - Sir William (?- 1305)> - The freedom fighter who inspired a nation to fight back.
Watson-Watt - Sir Robert (1892-1973)> - Developed radar which helped to win the Battle of Britain in 1940.
Watt - James (1736-1819)> - His development of the steam engine was the springboard for the Industrial Revolution.
William I - King ("The Lion") (1143-1214)> - His heraldic lion rampant symbol gave him his nickname "The Lion".
Wilson - Alexander (1766-1813)> - He published nine volumes of his illustrations of North American birds.
Wingate - Walter (1865-1918)> - A schoolmaster whose poems have been taught to generations of schoolchildren.
Witherspoon - John (1723-1794)> - Scottish minister urged the signing of the American Declaration of Independence.