Thomas Renny-Tailyour
Colonel Thomas Francis Bruce Renny-Tailyour CB CSI (8 June 1863–10 June 1937) was a British Army officer and surveyor.Renny-Tailyour was born in Borrowfield, Forfarshire, the son of an officer o...
Timothy Pont
Timothy Pont (c. 1565–1614) was a Scottish cartographer and topographer, the first to produce a detailed map of Scotland. Pont's maps are among the earliest surviving to show a European country in mi...
John Adair (surveyor)
John Adair (c. 1655–1722) was a Scottish surveyor and cartographer, noted for the excellence of his maps.He first came to public notice in 1683, with a prospectus published in Edinburgh for a "Scottis...
Thomas Mitchell (explorer)
Lieutenant Colonel Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (15 June 1792 – 5 October 1855), surveyor and explorer of south-eastern Australia, was born at Grangemouth in Stirlingshire, Scotland. In 1827 ...
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Thomas Grainger
Thomas Grainger FRSE (12 November 1794 – 25 July 1852) was a Scottish civil engineer and surveyor. He was principal partner in the prominent engineering firm of Grainger & Miller.
He was born ...
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George Buchanan (engineer born 1790)
George Buchanan FRSE FRSSA (c. 1790, Montrose – 30 October 1852) was a Scottish civil engineer and land surveyor who worked primarily on bridges and harbours. He supervised the construction of the Sco...
Hercules Linton
Hercules Linton (1 January 1837 - 15 May 1900) was a Scottish surveyor, designer, shipbuilder, antiquarian and local councillor, best known as the designer of the Cutty Sark and partner in the yard o...
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Thomas Drummond
Captain Thomas Drummond (10 October 1797 – 15 April 1840), from Edinburgh, Scotland, was an army officer, civil engineer and senior public official. Drummond used the Drummond light which was employed...
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William Roy
Major-General William Roy FRS, AS (1726–1790) was a Scottish military engineer, surveyor, and antiquarian. He was an innovator who applied new scientific discoveries and newly emerging technologies to...
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Andrew Frazer (British Army officer)
Andrew Frazer FRSE (sometimes spelt Fraser; died 1792), was a Scottish soldier and engineer. He served as lieutenant-colonel of engineers, designing and superintending the construction of Fort George....
John Ainslie
John Ainslie (22 April 1745 – 29 February 1828) was a Scottish surveyor and cartographer.He was born in Jedburgh, the youngest son of John Ainslie, a druggist, Writer to the Signet and burgess of the ...
Robert Reid (architect)
Robert Reid (8 November 1774 – 20 March 1856) was the King's architect and surveyor for Scotland from 1827 to 1839. He is responsible for a number of public works particularly the façade of Parliament...
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James Macdonald (engineer)
Sir James Ronald Leslie Macdonald, KCSI, CB (1862–1927) was a Scottish engineer, explorer and cartographer. He served as a British Army engineer, rose to the rank of Brigadier-General and was knighted...
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James Stirling (mathematician)
James Stirling (May 1692 Garden, Stirlingshire – 5 December 1770 Edinburgh) was a Scottish mathematician. The Stirling numbers, Stirling permutations, and Stirling's approximation are named after him....
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Colin Mackenzie
Colonel Colin Mackenzie (1754–8 May 1821) was Scottish army officer in the British East India Company who later became the first Surveyor General of India. He was a collector of antiquities and an or...
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John Wood (explorer)
John Wood (1812 – 14 November 1871) was a Scottish naval officer, surveyor, cartographer and explorer, principally remembered for his exploration of central Asia.Wood was born in Perth, Scotland...
Watt
The watt (symbol: W) is a derived unit of power in the International System of Units (SI), named after the Scottish engineer James Watt (1736–1819). The unit is defined as joule per second and can be ...
William Bald
William Bald FRSE MRIA FGS MWS (c. 1789 – March 1857) was a Scottish surveyor, cartographer and civil engineer.Bald was the cousin of Robert Bald, surveyor and mining engineer.
William Bald was bo...
Industrial Revolution
The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840. This transition included going from hand production methods...
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John Mathieson (surveyor)
John Mathieson FRSE FRSGS (1855, Durness, Sutherland - 14 June 1945, Edinburgh) was a Scottish surveyor, cartographer, explorer and Gaelic scholar.In 1909 Mathieson retired from his post as Division S...
Robert Bald
Robert Bald FRSE FSA MWS (1776–1861) was a Scottish surveyor, civil and mining engineer, and antiquarian. He was born in Culross, Scotland, the son of Alexander Bald (1753–1823), a colliery agent of A...
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Alexander Grant McLean
Alexander Grant McLean (1824 – 28 September 1862) was a Surveyor General of New South Wales, (then a colony, now a state of Australia).
McLean was born in Scotland and arrived in Sydney, Australia...
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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John Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott
John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, CBE, DSC, JP, FRSA, FRSE (26 October 1924 – 14 July 2012) was a Scottish peer, Lord Lieutenant of Kincardineshire (1977–99) and a notable bus...
Nicol Hugh Baird
Nicol Hugh Baird (26 August 1796 – 18 October 1849) was a Scottish surveyor who worked for his uncle Charles Baird in St Petersburg for several years, and emigrated to Canada in 1828.
Baird is kno...
James Watt
James Watt, FRS, FRSE (30 January 1736 – 25 August 1819) was a Scottish inventor and mechanical engineer whose improvements to the Newcomen steam engine were fundamental to the changes brought by the...
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David Low (agriculturalist)
David Low (1786– January 1859) was a Scottish agriculturalist.Low, eldest son of Alexander Low, land-agent, of Laws, Berwickshire, was born in Berwickshire in 1786, and educated at Perth Academ...
Watt steam engine
The Watt steam engine (alternatively known as the Boulton and Watt steam engine) was the first type of steam engine to make use of steam at a pressure just above atmospheric to drive the piston helped...
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