Arthur Pillans Laurie
Arthur Pillans Laurie (1861-1949) was a Scottish chemist who pioneered the scientific analysis of paintings.
Laurie was educated at Edinburgh Academy, the University of Edinburgh and then King's C...
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John Gillies
John Gillies FRSE FRS FSA (/ˈɡɪlis/; 1747–1836) was a Scottish tutor, historian and man of letters.
He was born at Brechin, in Forfarshire and was educated at the University of Glasgow, where, at ...
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Walter Arnott
Walter Arnott (12 May 1861 – 18 May 1931) was a Scottish all-round sportsman born in Glasgow.
Arnott played for Queen's Park and the Scotland national team.Arnott joined Queen's Park from Polloksh...
Elizabeth Grant
Elizabeth Grant (later Murray) (1745?–1814?) was a Scottish song-writer, from Carron, Speyside. She is best known as the writer of Roy's Wife of Aldivalloch.
She was the daughter of "Lieutenant Jo...
Alexander Chisholm (artist)
Alexander Chisholm (1792?–1847) was a British portrait and historical painter.
He was born at Elgin in the year 1792 or 1793, and at an early age was apprenticed by his father to a weaver at Peter...
Alexander Campbell (musician and writer)
Alexander Campbell (1764–1824) was a Scottish musician and miscellaneous writer.Campbell was born in 1764 at Tombea, Loch Lubnaig, and first educated at the grammar school, Callander, was the second s...
Charles Carrigan
Charles ("Charlie") Edward Carrigan (Irish: Cathal Éamonn O'Corragáin) (28 April 1882 – 28 April 1916, Denny, Stirlingshire, Scotland) was an Irish republican.
Carrigan was born to Irish paren...
John Baird (revolutionary)
John Baird (born September 1, 1790, died in Stirling, September 8, 1820) was a Scottish revolutionary. A weaver by trade, he was brought up in the village of Condorrat. He is best remembered as a ra...
Robert Dick
Robert Dick (January 1811 – 24 December 1866), Scottish geologist and botanist was born at Tullibody, in Clackmannanshire.His father was an officer of excise. At the age of thirteen, after receiving a...
James Beaumont Neilson
James Beaumont Neilson (June 22, 1792 – January 18, 1865) was a Scottish inventor whose hot-blast process greatly increased the efficiency of smelting iron.
He was the son of the engineer Wa...
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James Millar (physician)
James Millar FRSE FRCPE (1762–1827) was a Scottish physician, natural scientist and author. He edited the fourth and fifth editions of the Encyclopædia Britannica.Although a good writer on scientific ...
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Thomas Thomson (botanist)
Thomas Thomson (4 December 1817 – 18 April 1878) was a Scottish surgeon with the British East India Company before becoming a botanist. He was a friend of Joseph Dalton Hooker and helped write the fir...
Robert Kerr (writer)
Robert Kerr (1755 – 11 October 1813) was a scientific writer and translator from Scotland.Kerr was born in Roxburghshire as the son of a jeweller. He studied medicine at the University of Edinbur...
James Fenton (engineer)
James Fenton (1815-1863) was a Scottish engineer.He was engineer (1841-5) on the Manchester and Leeds Railway, and Leeds and Thirsk Railway (1845-6), In 1846 he formed Fenton, Craven and Company (late...
Andrew Melrose
Andrew Melrose (5 February 1860 - 6 November 1928) was a British publisher. Although he was noted for publishing theological works, he was also active in promoting new fiction, and offered a substanti...
Scottish National Antarctic Expedition
The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition (SNAE), 1902–04, was organised and led by William Speirs Bruce, a natural scientist and former medical student from the University of Edinburgh. Although ove...
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Henry Duncan (minister)
Henry Duncan FRSE (8 October 1774 – 12 February 1846) was a Scottish minister, geologist and social reformer. The minister of Ruthwell parish church in Dumfriesshire, he founded the world's first comm...
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George Deas, Lord Deas
Sir George Deas, Lord Deas (1804–1887) was a Scottish judge.Deas, son of Francis Deas of Falkland, Fife, was born in 1804. Sir David Deas, naval medical officer, was his brother. He acquired the rudim...
Mary Somerville
Mary Fairfax Somerville (26 December 1780 – 28 November 1872) was a Scottish science writer and polymath, at a time when women's participation in science was discouraged. She studied mathematics and ...
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Adam Gillies, Lord Gillies
Adam Gillies, Lord Gillies (1760–1842) was a Scottish judge. Born in Brechin, Forfarshire to Robert and Margaret (née Smith) Gillies, he was the younger brother of historian John Gillies.Gillies was a...
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville
Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, Baron Dunira PC FRSE (28 April 1742, Arniston, Midlothian – 28 May 1811, Edinburgh) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician. He was the first Secretary of Stat...
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Invention of the telephone
The invention of the telephone is the culmination of work done by many individuals, the history of which involves a collection of claims and counterclaims. The development of the modern electrical tel...
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John Walker (natural historian)
John Walker FRSE (1731–1803) was a Scottish minister and natural historian. He was Regius Professor of Natural history at the University of Edinburgh from 1779 to 1803. Walker was a protégé of the che...
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Andrew Dickson Murray
Andrew Dickson Murray FRSE FLS (19 February 1812, Edinburgh – 10 January 1878, Kensington) was a Scottish lawyer, botanist, zoologist and entomologist. Murray studied insects which caused crop damage,...
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