Famous Scottish - Scottish Celebrities

Warm, hospitable, and lovable, the Scotts are among the most loved and regarded people in the world. And why not? They are not just the most welcoming people in the world, but most enterprising too. The world owes a lot to the Scottish. From pedal bicycle and pneumatic tyre to telephone and tele-printer, the Scotts have given the world several new jaw-dropping inventions. But not just James Watt, Alexander Fleming, Patrick Bell, Adam Smith, and Charles Macintosh, Scotland has been home to several great men and from diverse spheres. Be it Robert Bruce, the king, John Logie Baird, the inventor, William Wallace, the leader, Robert Burns, the king or David Hume, the philosopher, the world has known and celebrated legendary Scotsman with extraordinary talent and feats. Let us learn all about the lives of some of the famous Scottish men to ever have walked the earth in the timeline, trivia, and interesting facts covered in the biographies below.

Find out more about the greatest Scots, including Mary, Queen of Scots, Gordon Ramsay, Sean Connery, Alex Ferguson and Gerard Butler.

The Most Famous Scottish

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
David MoyesApril 25, 1963ScottishDavid Moyes is a Scottish professional football coach and former player
Susan BoyleApril 1, 1961British, ScottishSusan Boyle is a Scottish singer
William Wallace1270ScottishWilliam Wallace was a Scottish knight who was a central figure in the Wars of Scottish Independence
Sara MacDonaldOctober 22, 1971ScottishSara MacDonald is a Scottish publicist who is married to Oasis rock star Noel Gallagher
Sean ConneryAugust 25, 1930ScottishSean Connery is a Scottish actor, best known for portraying the iconic role of the spy, ‘James Bond’ in movies
John MuirApril 21, 1838American, ScottishJohn Muir was a famous American naturalist, author and an advocate of wildlife preservation
Sheena EastonApril 27, 1959ScottishSheena Easton is a singer best known for her single ‘Modern Girl.’
Gordon RamsayNovember 8, 1966British, ScottishGordon Ramsay is a British celebrity chef
James McAvoyApril 21, 1979ScottishJames McAvoy is a well-known Scottish actor
David HumeApril 26, 1711ScottishDavid Hume was a Scottish philosopher, essayist and historian, known for his radical philosophical scepticism and empiricism

David Moyes

David Moyes is a Scottish professional football coach and former player

ScottishApril 25, 19631,380 views

Billy Connolly

Billy Connolly is a Scottish actor, musician and stand-up comedian

ScottishNovember 24, 1942185 views

Bill Shankly

William Bill Shankly was a Scottish footballer best known as the manager of Liverpool

Tom Conti

Tom Conti is one of the most popular Scottish actors of the 20th century

ScottishNovember 22, 1941138 views

Sir James W. Black

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BritishJune 14, 1924110 views

Annie Lennox

Annie Lennox is a singer famous for her work with Eurythmics, a group she formed with the musician David A

ScottishDecember 25, 1954141 views

John James Rickard Macleod

John James Rickard Macleod was a Scottish biochemist and physiologist who is credited for the discovery of insulin

William Ramsay

William Ramsay was a Nobel Prize winning chemist who discovered the ‘noble gases’

BritishOctober 2, 1852118 views

Robert Brown

Robert Brown was a renowned botanist, famous for having laid the foundation for what is today popularly called the ‘Brownian Motion’.Read on for detailed information about his childhood, profile, career and timeline

BritishDecember 21, 1773107 views

Alexander Graham Bell

Alexander Graham Bell was a Scottish-American scientist and inventor, referred to as ‘Father of the Telephone’

CanadianMarch 3, 1847120 views