A List of Famous Scottish People Who Have Made Their Country Proud

List of Famous Scottish People
Scotland, despite being a part of the United Kingdom, has always had its distinct cultural identity. Historyplex brings you a list of famous Scottish people; the very men and women who helped build this great nation.
Did You Know?
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.
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
Lulu
Lulu
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


Index
Actors
Ewan McGregor
Ewan McGregor
Gerard Butler
Gerard Butler
Sir 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


Index
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



Index
Sportspersons
Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson
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



Index
Politicians
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