Alexander Falconer Murison A. F. Murison, MA, LLD, KC. (1847 - 1934) was an eminent Professor of Roman Law and Jurisprudence at University College, London and at Oxford University.
Alexander Geddes Alexander Geddes (14 September 1737 – 26 February 1802) was a Scottish theologian and scholar.
Alexander Gray (poet) Professor Sir Alexander Gray CBE, FRSE (6 January 1882 – 17 February 1968) was a Scottish civil servant, economist, academic, translator, writer and poet.
Alexander Henderson (theologian) Alexander Henderson (c. 1583 – 19 August 1646) was a Scottish theologian, and an important ecclesiastical statesman of his period.
Alexander Mackenzie (composer) Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie KCVO was a Scottish composer, conductor and teacher best known for his oratorios, violin and piano pieces, Scottish folk music and works for the stage.
Alexander Monro (secundus) Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart and Cockburn (22 May 1733 – 2 October 1817) was a Scottish anatomist, physician and medical educator.
Alexander Rose (geologist) Alexander Rose (1781 – 1860) of Edinburgh was a wood and ivory turner, following in the footsteps of his father, John, who came from Cromarty.
Alexander Thom Alexander "Sandy" Thom (26 March 1894 – 7 November 1985) was a Scottish engineer most famous for his theory of the Megalithic yard, categorization of stone circles and his studies of Stonehenge ...
Andrew B. Davidson Andrew Bruce Davidson (1831 – January 26, 1902) was Professor of Hebrew and Oriental languages in New College, University of Edinburgh.
Andrew Ure Andrew Ure (18 May 1778 – 2 January 1857) was a Scottish doctor, scholar and chemist.
Angus Calder Angus Lindsay Ritchie-Calder (5 February 1942 – 5 June 2008) was a Scottish academic, writer, historian, educator and literary editor with a background in English literature, politics and cultur...
Angus Robertson Fulton Angus Robertson Fulton was a Scottish Engineer and Academic who served as 'Interim' Principal of University College Dundee for seven years.
Anne Davidson Anne Ross Davidson, DA (3 February 1937, Glasgow – 20 December 2008, Aberdeen) was a Scottish sculptor and artist.
Anne Lorne Gillies Anne Lorne Gillies (born 1944; in Gaelic, Anna Latharna NicGilliosa) is a Scottish singer-songwriter, broadcaster, academic and writer.
Anne Macaulay Anne Macaulay was a British musicologist, archaeologist, author and lecturer.
Archibald Pitcairne Archibald Pitcairne (25 December 1652 – 20 October 1713) was a Scottish physician.
Archibald Scott Couper Archibald Scott Couper (31 March 1831 – 11 March 1892) was a Scottish chemist who proposed an early theory of chemical structure and bonding.
Campbell Armstrong Campbell Armstrong (25 February 1944 – 1 March 2013) was born Thomas Campbell Black and was a Scottish author who graduated with a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sussex, England.
Cargill Gilston Knott Cargill Gilston Knott FRS, FRSE (June 30, 1856 – October 26, 1922) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician who was a pioneer in seismological research.
Cecil Weir Cecil James Mullo Weir was a Scottish academic and theologian, who was Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages at the University of Glasgow from 1937 until 1968.
Charles Bruce (physicist) Charles Edward Rhodes Bruce (C.E.R. Bruce) FIEE FInstP (19 Apr 1902 in Shettleston – 30 Dec 1979) was a Scottish electrical engineer and amateur astrophysicist.
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, CH, FRS (14 February 1869 – 15 November 1959) was a Scottish physicist and meteorologist who received the Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cloud chamber.
Charles W. J. Withers Professor Charles W. J. Withers FBA, FRSE is professor of historical geography at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Charles Wyville Thomson Sir Charles Wyville Thomson (1830–1882) was a Scottish natural historian and marine zoologist.
Chris Atton Christopher Frank Atton (born 10 March 1959) is Professor of Media and Culture in the School of Arts and Creative Industries at Edinburgh Napier University.
Christopher Whatley Christopher Allan Whatley FRHistS, FRSE is a well-known and widely published Scottish historian.
Colin Mackenzie Colonel Colin Mackenzie (1754–8th May 1821) was Scottish army officer in the British East India Company who later became the first Surveyor General of India.
Dauvit Broun Dauvit Broun (Duffy Brown) (born 1961) is a Scottish historian, Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow.
David Brewster Sir David Brewster KH PRSE FRS FSA(Scot) FSSA MICE (11 December 1781 – 10 February 1868) was a Scottish physicist, mathematician, astronomer, inventor, writer, historian of scienc...
David Daiches David Daiches (2 September 1912 – 15 July 2005) was a Scottish literary historian and literary critic, scholar and writer.
David Edgar (academic) David Edgar is Professor of Strategy and Business Transformation and member of the Department of Management at the Caledonian Business School, part of Glasgow Caledonian University, one of the ...
David Gregory (mathematician) David Gregory (originally spelt Gregorie) FRS (?1659 – 10 October 1708) was a Scottish mathematician and astronomer.
David Stow David Stow (17 May 1793 – 6 November 1864) was a Scottish educationalist.
David Wallace (physicist) Sir David James Wallace, CBE, FRS, FREng, DL (born 1945) is a physicist and master of Churchill College, Cambridge.
David Welsh David Welsh (11 December 1793 – 24 April 1845) was a Scottish divine and academic.
Dominic D. P. Johnson Dominic D. P. Johnson is a Reader in Politics and International Relations at the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Douglas Allan Douglas Alexander Allan, CBE, FRSGS, FRSE, FHWC, FMA (January 28, 1896 – July 30, 1967) was a respected geologist and curator, eventually becoming the director of the Royal Scottish Museum in Ed...
Douglas Black (physician) Sir Douglas Andrew Kilgour Black, was a Scottish physician and medical scientist who played a key role in the development of the National Health Service.
Douglas Dunn Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE (born 23 October 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic.
Duncan Glen Professor Duncan Munro Glen (11 January 1933 – 20 September 2008) was a Scottish poet, literary editor and Emeritus Professor of Visual Communication at Nottingham Trent University.
Duncan Inglis Cameron Duncan Inglis Cameron (26 August 1927 – 7 May 2006) was a university administrator and Secretary of Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh.
Duns Scotus John Duns, O.F.M., commonly called Scotus or Duns Scotus (c.
Edward McCombie McGirr Professor Dr. Edward McCombie McGirr CBE was Muirhead professor of medicine at Glasgow Royal Infirmary, a former President of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Dean of ...
Edwin Morgan (poet) Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010) was a Scottish poet and translator who was associated with the Scottish Renaissance.
Edwin Muir Edwin Muir (15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959) was an Orcadian poet, novelist and translator, born on a farm in Deerness on the Orkney Islands.
Euan Mackie Euan Wallace MacKie is a British archaeologist and anthropologist.
Euan MacKie Euan Wallace MacKie (born 10 February 1936) is a British archaeologist and anthropologist.
Ewen MacLachlan Ewen MacLachlan (Gaelic: Eoghan MacLachlainn) (1775–1822) was a Scottish scholar and poet.
Fleeming Jenkin Henry Charles Fleeming Jenkin (1833–1885) was Regius Professor of Engineering at the University of Edinburgh, remarkable for his versatility.
Florentius Volusenus Florentius Volusenus (c. 1504 - 1546 or 1547) was a Scottish humanist most noted for his De Animi Tranquillitate.
Francis Hutcheson (philosopher) The Rev. Francis Hutcheson (8 August 1694 – 8 August 1746) was an Irish philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became one of the founding fathers of the Scottish E...
George Buchanan George Buchanan (February 1506 – 28 September 1582) was a Scottish historian and humanist scholar.
George Campbell (minister) George Campbell (25 December 1719 – 6 April 1796) was a figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, known as a philosopher, minister, and professor of divinity.
George Duncan (scholar) George Simpson Duncan, Scottish New Testament scholar and Church of Scotland minister, born 1884; died 1965.
George Fordyce George Fordyce (18 November 1736 – 25 May 1802) was a distinguished Scottish physician, lecturer on medicine, and chemist, who was a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal College...
George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen George Gordon, 1st Earl of Aberdeen (6 October 1637 – 20 April 1720), Lord Chancellor of Scotland, was the second son of Sir John Gordon, 1st Baronet, of Haddo, Aberdeenshire, (executed in 1644)...
George Jardine George Jardine FRSE (1742–1827) was a Scottish minister of religion, philosopher, academic and educator.
George Lawson (botanist) George Lawson (October 12, 1827 – November 10, 1895) was a Scottish-Canadian botanist who is considered the "father of Canadian botany".
George Milligan George Milligan (2 April 1860 – 25 November 1934) was a Biblical scholar and Kimmer at Warwick University.
George Newlands George McLeod Newlands is a Scottish theologian who is Emeritus Professor of Divinity at the University of Glasgow.
Gilbert Burnet Gilbert Burnet (18 September 1643 – 17 March 1715) was a Scottish theologian and historian, and Bishop of Salisbury.
Gordon Beveridge Sir Gordon Smith Grieve Beveridge FRSE MRIA FEng FIChemE FRSA (1933, St Andrews – 1999, Bangor) was a Scottish chemist.
Gordon Brown James Gordon Brown (born 20 February 1951) is a British Labour Party politician who was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010.
Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb Sir Hamilton Alexander Rosskeen Gibb (2 January 1895 – 22 October 1971), also commonly referred to as "H. A. R. Gibb", was a Scottish historian on Orientalism.
Hector Boece Hector Boece (also spelled Boyce or Boise; 1465–1536), known in Latin as Hector Boecius or Boethius, was a Scottish philosopher and first Principal of King's College in A...
Hector MacQueen Hector L. MacQueen, FBA, FRSE, is a Scottish academic, a senior scholar of Scots law and legal history.
Henry Faulds Henry Faulds (1 June 1843 – 24 March 1930) was a Scottish physician, missionary and scientist who is noted for the development of fingerprinting.
Henry Scrimgeour Henry Scrimgeour or Scrymgeour was a diplomat and book collector.
Herbert John Clifford Grierson Sir Herbert John Clifford Grierson (1866–1960; often referred to as Herbert J. C. Grierson) was a Scottish literary scholar editor and literary critic.
Hugh Dan MacLennan Dr Hugh Dan MacLennan (Scottish Gaelic: Uisdean MacGill-Fhinnein) is a Scottish broadcaster, author and sporting academic with specific interest in the sport of shinty.
Hugh Graham Miller Professor Hugh Graham Miller, OBE, FRSE, FICFor, (born 22 November 1939) is Professor Emeritus of Forestry and former Head of the Department of Forestry at the University of Aberdeen.
Hugh Kerr Hugh Kerr is a Scottish politician and a former lecturer in social policy at the University of East London.
Iain Paul Iain Paul (1939–2012) was a Scottish chemist and theologian born in Glasgow, Scotland as the second world war was stirring.
Iain Torrance Iain Richard Torrance (born 1949) is Pro-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen, Dean of the Chapel Royal in Scotland, Honorary Professor of Early Christian Doctrine and Ethics at the Universi...
Ian Deary Ian J. Deary FBA, FRSE, FMedSci, is a Scottish psychologist known for work in the fields of intelligence, cognitive ageing, cognitive epidemiology, and personality.
Ian Ford Ian Ford FRSE FRCP(Glas) is professor of biostatistics and director of the Robertson Centre for Biostatistics, and former Dean of Faculty, Information and Mathematical Sciences, at the Universi...
James Beattie (poet) James Beattie FRSE (25 October 1735 – 18 August 1803) was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher.
James Beattie (writer) Professor James Beattie (25 October, 1735, Laurencekirk—18 August, 1803, Aberdeen) was a Scottish scholar and writer.
James Blair (Virginia) James Blair D.D. (1656 – 18 April 1743) was a Scottish born clergyman in the Church of England.
James Drever James Drever (1910–1991) was a Scottish academic who served as the first Principal of the University of Dundee.
James George Frazer Sir James George Frazer (1 January 1854 – 7 May 1941), was a Scottish social anthropologist influential in the early stages of the modern studies of mythology and comparative religion.
James Hadow James Hadow was Principal of St Mary's College, St Andrews from 1707 till 1747.
James I of England James VI and I was King of Scots as James VI and King of England and Ireland as James I.
John Anderson (philosopher) John Anderson (1 November 1893 – 6 July 1962) was a Scottish-Australian philosopher who occupied the post of Challis Professor of Philosophy at Sydney University in the years 1927-1958.
John Anderson Strong Dr. John Anderson Strong CBE was a Scottish physician/internist and academic, who served as Professor of Medicine at the University of Edinburgh and the President of the Royal College of Physici...
John Arbuthnott (microbiologist) Sir John Peebles Arbuthnott PRSE FRCPSG FMedSci FRCPath (born 8 April 1939) is a Scottish microbiologist, and was Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
John Calman Shaw Professor Sir John 'Jack' Calman Shaw, CBE, FRSE (born 10 July 1932) is a Scottish businessman, former Chairman of the Board of Directors and Governor of the Bank of Scotland from 1999-2001, Dep...
John Drane John William Drane is a theologian who is probably best known for his two best-selling books on the Bible, Introducing the Old Testament and Introducing the New Testament (both published...
John Gowdie John Gowdie (1682 – 1762) was a Scottish academic and Church of Scotland minister.
John Henderson Sinclair John Henderson Sinclair (5 November 1935-8 November 2009) was Emeritus Professor of Conveyancing at the University of Strathclyde and the first Director of the Glasgow Graduate School of Law in ...
John Hill Burton John Hill Burton FRSE (22 August 1809 – 10 August 1881) was a Scottish advocate, historian and economist.
John Lesley John Lesley (or Leslie) (29 September 1527 – 31 May 1596) was a Scottish Roman Catholic bishop and historian.
John Mackintosh (Scottish politician) John Pitcairn Mackintosh (24 August 1929 – 30 July 1978) was a Scottish Labour Party politician known for his advocacy of devolution, at a time when it was anathema to the Labour leadership, an...
John Mackintosh Howie John Mackintosh Howie, CBE, FRSE (23 May 1936 – 26 December 2011), Scottish mathematician, was a prominent semigroup theorist.
John Mair John Mair was a Scottish philosopher, much admired in his day and an acknowledged influence on all the great thinkers of the time.
John Major (philosopher) John Mair (or Major) (also known in Latin as Joannes Majoris and Haddingtonus Scotus) (1467–1550) was a Scottish philosopher, much admired in his day and an acknowledged influence ...
John Muir (indologist) John Muir (February 5, 1810 – March 7, 1882) was a Scottish Sanskrit scholar and Indologist.
John Murray (MP for Leeds West) John Murray (28 February 1879 – 28 December 1964) was a Scottish civil servant, university administrator and Liberal Party politician.
John Ogilvie (lexicographer) John Ogilvie (17 April 1797 – 21 November 1867) was a Scottish lexicographer who edited the Imperial Dictionary of the English Language.
John Peebles Arbuthnott Sir John Peebles Arbuthnott PRSE FRCPSG FMedSci FRCPath is a Scottish microbiologist, and was Principal of the University of Strathclyde.
John Playfair John Playfair FRSE, FRS (10 March 1748 – 20 July 1819) was a Scottish scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.
John Samuel Forrest John Samuel Forrest FRS (20 August 1907-11 November 1992) was a Scottish-born physicist, author and Professor Emeritus, University of Strathclyde.
John Scott Haldane John Scott Haldane CH FRS (2 May 1860 – 14/15 March 1936) was a Scottish physiologist famous for intrepid self-experimenting which led to many important discoveries about the human body an...
John Stuart Blackie John Stuart Blackie (28 July 1809 – 2 March 1895) was a Scottish scholar and man of letters.
John Urquhart Cameron John Urquhart Cameron (born 1943) is a distinguished academic and social reformer and a former parish minister of the Church of Scotland.
Michael Scot Michael Scot (Latin: Michael Scotus) (1175 – c.1232) was a medieval mathematician and scholar.
Nairn Wilson Professor Nairn Hutchison Fulton Wilson CBE, DSc (hc), FDS, FFGDP, FFD, FKC (born 26 April 1950) is the Honorary Professor of Dentistry, former Dean and Head of King's College London Dental Inst...
Neil Mackie Neil Mackie (born 1946) is a Scottish tenor.
Ninian Smart Roderick Ninian Smart (May 6, 1927 – January 9, 2001) was a Scottish writer and university educator.
Norman McLean Norman McLean (2 October 1865 - 20 August 1947) was a Scottish Semitic and Biblical scholar.
Pamela Gillies Professor Pamela Gillies, CBE, FRSA (born 1953) is a Scottish academic and educator, appointed as Principal/Vice-Chancellor of Glasgow Caledonian University in March 2006.
Patrick Adamson Patrick Adamson (1537–1592) was a Scottish divine, and Archbishop of St Andrews.
Peter Hume Brown Peter Hume Brown was a Scottish historian and professor who played an important part in establishing Scottish history as a significant academic discipline.
Peter Mitchell Grant Professor Peter Mitchell Grant OBE, FREng, FRSE, FIEE, FIEEE, FHEA, Eurasip Fellow (born 20 June 1944) is the Emeritus Regius Professor of Engineering and former Head of School of Engineering an...
Peter Ritchie Calder Peter Ritchie Calder, Baron Ritchie-Calder of Balmashanner (1 July 1906, Forfar, Angus – 31 January 1982, Edinburgh) was a Scottish socialist author, journalist and academic.
Ramsay Heatley Traquair Ramsay Heatley Traquair (30 July 1840—22 November 1912) was a Scottish naturalist who became a leading expert on fossil fish.
Ramsay Traquair Ramsay Heatley Traquair (1840-1912) was a Scottish naturalist who became a leading expert on fossil fish.
Reginald Johnston Sir Reginald Fleming Johnston, KCMG, CBE (13 October 1874–6 March 1938) was a Scottish academic, diplomat and tutor to Puyi, the last Emperor of China, and later appointed as the last Comm...
Robert Bertram Serjeant Robert Bertram Serjeant (23 March 1915 - April 29, 1993) was a Scottish scholar, traveller, and one of the leading Arabists of his generation.
Robert Broom Robert Broom FRS (30 November 1866, Paisley – 6 April 1951) was a Scottish South African doctor and paleontologist.
Robert Cormack Emeritus Professor Robert Cormack (born 1946, Blantyre, Scotland) retired in late 2009 after an illustrious career in higher education, most notably at Queen’s University, Belfast where his serv...
Robert Davidson (theologian) Robert Davidson (30 March 1927 – 22 September 2012) was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Glasgow (Trinity College) and was Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotl...
Robert Franklin Muirhead Robert Franklin Muirhead (1860–1941), was a Scottish mathematician who discovered Muirhead's inequality.
Robert Gordon of Straloch Robert Gordon of Straloch (14 September 1580 – 18 August 1661) was a Scottish cartographer, noted as a poet, mathematician, antiquary, and geographer, and for his collection of music for the lute.
Robert J. T. Bell Robert J. T. Bell RSE (15 January 1876 – 8 September 1963) was a Scottish mathematician.
Robert Jack (physicist) Robert Jack (4 November 1877 – 1 May 1957) was a Scottish-born physicist, professor and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science, University of Otago, and pioneer of radio broadcasting, New Zealand.
Robert T Beaty Professor Robert T Beaty OBE FREng FIEE, FIProdE, engineer, is a former Chairman of Renfrewshire Enterprise, Chairman of the Court of the University of Paisley and the University of the West of ...
Ronald Wallace Ronald Wallace (1911–2006) was a theologian and Professor of Biblical Theology at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Rosalind Mitchison Rosalind Mary Mitchison (11 April 1919–19 September 2002) was a historian of Scotland who specialised in social history.
Struther Arnott Struther Arnott, CBE, FRS, FRSE, FIBiol, FRSC (25 September 1934 – 20 April 2013) was a Scottish molecular biologist and chemist who specialised in cancer research.
Thomas Muir (mathematician) Sir Thomas Muir FRS (25 August 1844 – 21 March 1934) was a Scottish mathematician, remembered as an authority on determinants.
Thomas Ruddiman Thomas Ruddiman (October 1674 – 19 January 1757) was a Scottish classical scholar.
Thomas Webster (geologist) Thomas Webster (1773 – 26 December 1844), Scottish geologist, was born in Orkney, and was educated at Aberdeen.
Tom Devine Thomas Martin "Tom" Devine OBE BA PhD DLitt HonDLitt Queen's Belfast HonDLitt Abertay Dundee Hon DUniv Strathclyde Hon Fellow UWS FRSE FRHistS FSAScot HonMRIA FBA (born 30 July 1945, Motherwel...
Tom Hubbard Tom Hubbard (born 1950) was the first librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library and is the author, editor or co-editor of over thirty academic and literary works.
Tom Husband Thomas Mutrie Husband (born 1936) is a Scottish engineer, and was the Vice Chancellor of the University of Salford from 1990 to 1997.
W. Douglas Simpson William Douglas Simpson CBE (2 August 1896 - 9 October 1968) was a Scottish architecture and archaeology academic and writer.
Walter Raleigh (professor) Professor Sir Walter Alexander Raleigh (5 September 1861 – 13 May 1922) was an English scholar, poet and author.
William Alexander Hunter William Alexander Hunter (8 May 1844 – 21 July 1898) was a Scottish jurist and Liberal politician.
William Allan Neilson William Allan Neilson was a Scottish-American educator, writer and lexicographer, graduated in the University of Edinburgh in 1891 and became a Ph.D. in Harvard University in 1898.
William Paton Ker William Paton Ker (usually referred to as "W. P. Ker"; 30 August 1855 - 17 July 1923) was a Scottish literary scholar and essayist.
William Samson Dr. William Byars Samson is a Scottish astronomer, academic, computer scientist and a researcher in the fields of Astronomy, Databases, Artificial Intelligence, and Artificial Life.
William Spalding (writer) William Spalding (22 May 1809—16 November 1859) was a Scottish writer and academic who, for the last twenty years of his life served as professor of rhetoric and logic, in addition to authoring ...
Winifred Rushforth Dr (Margaret) Winifred Rushforth OBE (1885-1983) (née Bartholomew) was a Jungian psychoanalyst who spent much of her career in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Zoë Strachan Zoë Strachan is a Scottish novelist, journalist and university tutor.