Scottish inventors
Scottish inventions and discoveries are objects, processes or techniques either partially or entirely invented or discovered by a person born in or descended from Scotland. In some cases, an inventio...
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Our Top 9 Inventions And Technical Innovations Of WWII.
Alexander Fleming was looking for ways to destroy bacteria. In 1928, he was growing lots of bacteria known as staphylococci on agar plates. Alexander Fleming could be a bit slapdash – his lab was rath...
Sport in Scotland
Sport plays a central role in Scottish culture. The temperate, oceanic climate has played a key part in the evolution of sport in Scotland, with all-weather sports like association football, rugby uni...
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Our Top 9 Inventions And Technical Innovations Of WWII.
Alexander Fleming was looking for ways to destroy bacteria. In 1928, he was growing lots of bacteria known as staphylococci on agar plates. Alexander Fleming could be a bit slapdash – his lab was rath...
Henry Bell (engineer)
Henry Bell (7 April 1767 – 14 March 1830) was a Scottish engineer known for introducing the first successful passenger steamboat service in Europe.
Bell was born at Torphichen, near Bathgate, West...
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David Gregory (physician)
David Gregory (20 December 1625 – 1720) was a Scottish physician and inventor. His surname is sometimes spelt as Gregorie, the original Scottish spelling. He inherited Kinnairdy Castle in 1664. T...
Island Games
The Island Games (currently known as the NatWest Island Games for sponsorship reasons) are an international multi-sports event organized by the International Island Games Association. The upcoming gam...
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James Porteous
James Porteous (1848-1922) was the Scottish-American inventor of the Fresno Scraper.James Porteous was born in Haddington, East Lothian, Scotland. His father, William Porteous, had been a wheelwright ...
John Muir
John Muir (/mjʊər/; April 21, 1838 – December 24, 1914) was a Scottish-American naturalist, author, and early advocate of preservation of wilderness in the United States. His letters, essays, and boo...
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William McWhirter
William McWhirter (1851–1933) was a Scottish electrical engineer, grandfather of Norris McWhirter, who invented the combined voltmeter and ammeter, from which such (analogue) subsequent meters were de...
Robert Stirling
The Reverend Dr Robert Stirling (25 October 1790 – 6 June 1878) was a Scottish clergyman, and inventor of the Stirling engine. Stirling was born at Cloag Farm near Methven, Perthshire, the third...
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James Robert Napier
James Robert Napier, FRS (12 September 1821 – 13 December 1879), engineer and inventor of Napier's diagram, a tool for nautical navigation.
James Robert Napier was born in Camlachie, Glasgow...
David Bruce (microbiologist)
Major-General Sir David Bruce, KCB, FRS, FRSE (29 May 1855 in Melbourne – 27 November 1931 in London) was a Scottish pathologist and microbiologist who investigated brucellosis (then called Malta feve...
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Patrick Ferguson
Major Patrick Ferguson (1744 – 7 October 1780) was a Scottish officer in the British Army, an early advocate of light infantry and the designer of the Ferguson rifle. He is best known for his s...
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George Brown (inventor)
George Brown (1650–1730) was a Scottish arithmetician, and inventor of two incomplete mechanical calculating machines now kept at the National Museum of Scotland. In 1698 he was granted a patent for h...
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James Harrison (engineer)
James Harrison (17 April 1816 – 3 September 1893) was a Scottish born Australian newspaper printer, journalist, politician, and pioneer in the field of mechanical refrigeration.Harrison founded the Ge...
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Hailes (ball game)
Hailes or clacken is a Scottish ball game which dates to the 18th century and achieved its widest popularity in the nineteenth. It has now virtually died out, replaced by football, except at the Edinb...
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James Howden
James Howden (29 February 1832 – 21 November 1913) was a Scottish engineer and inventor who is noted for his invention of the Howden forced draught system for steam boilers.
Howden was born in Pre...
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James C. Crow
Born in Inverness, Doctor James C. "Jim" Crow (1789-1856) was the Scottish creator of the sour mash process for creating Bourbon Whiskey.Dr. Crow, a Scottish chemist-physician, graduated in medicine f...
John Aitken (meteorologist)
John Aitken, FRS, FRSE (1839–1919) was a Scottish meteorologist, physicist and marine engineer. He was one of the founders of cloud physics and aerosol science, who built the first apparatus to measur...
John Elder (shipbuilder)
John Elder (1824–1869) was a Scottish marine engineer and shipbuilder. He was born at Glasgow on 8 March 1824. His family was connected with Kinross, where, for several generations, his forefathers ha...
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Robert Wauchope (Royal Navy officer)
Robert Wauchope, (1788–1862) was a British admiral and inventor of the time ball. He was the fifth son of Andrew Wauchope (d.1823) of Niddrie-Marischall, Midlothian, Scotland, and Alice Baird (d.1814)...
John Richardson Wigham
John Richardson Wigham (15 January 1829 – 16 November 1906) was a prominent lighthouse engineer of the 19th century.
Wigham was born to a Quaker family in Newington, Edinburgh, Scotland. His fathe...
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John Robison (inventor)
Sir John Robison KH FRSE FRSSA (11 June 1778, Edinburgh - 1843) was a Scottish inventor and writer on scientific subjects. He was the son of Professor John Robison.Robison was educated at the Royal Hi...
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James Paris Lee
James Paris Lee (9 August 1831 – 24 February 1904) was a British, Canadian and later American inventor and arms designer, best known for inventing the Lee-Metford and Lee-Enfield series of rifles.
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Alexander Wood (physician)
Alexander Wood FRSE PRCPE (10 December 1817 – 26 February 1884), was a Scottish physician. He invented the first true hypodermic syringe.The son of Dr James Wood and his wife Mary Wood ...
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Sir Charles Ross, 9th Baronet
Sir Charles Henry Augustus Frederick Lockhart Ross, 9th Baronet (4 April 1872 – 29 June 1942) was a Scottish inventor and commercial entrepreneur who invented the innovative and often controvers...
John Scott Haldane
John Scott Haldane CH FRS (/ˈhɔːldeɪn/; 2 May 1860 – 14/15 March 1936) was a Scottish physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimentation which led to many important discoveries about the human body...
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James Small (inventor)
James Small (1740, Dalkeith, Midlothian – 1793) was a Scottish inventor instrumental in the invention of the modern-style iron swing plough in 1763 or 1784.
James Anderson of Hermiston
James Anderson FRSE FSA(Scot) (1739, Long Hermiston, Midlothian – 15 October 1808, West Ham, Essex) was a Scottish agriculturist, journalist and economist. A member of the Edinburgh Philosophical Soci...
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Kirkpatrick Macmillan
Kirkpatrick Macmillan (Born 2 September 1812 in Keir, Dumfries and Galloway; died 26 January 1878 in Keir) was a Scottish blacksmith. He is generally credited with inventing the rear-wheel driven bicy...
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