Adam Ferguson Adam Ferguson FRSE (in Scottish Gaelic: Adhamh MacFhearghais) also known as Ferguson of Raith (20 June 1723 (O.S.) (1 July, N.S.) – 22 February 1816) was a Scottish philosopher and histori...
Adam Smith Adam Smith was a Scottish moral philosopher and a pioneer of political economy. One of the key figures of the Scottish Enlightenment, Smith is best known for two classic works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations.
Alexander Fraser Tytler Alexander Fraser Tytler, Lord Woodhouselee FRSE (15 October 1747 – 5 January 1813) was a Scottish advocate, judge, writer and historian who served as Professor of Universal History, and Greek an...
Alexander Monro (secundus) Alexander Monro of Craiglockhart and Cockburn (22 May 1733 – 2 October 1817) was a Scottish anatomist, physician and medical educator.
Alexander Wilson (astronomer) Alexander Wilson (171416 October 1786) was a Scottish surgeon, type-founder, astronomer, mathematician and meteorologist.
Allan Maconochie Allan Maconochie, Lord Meadowbank FRSE FSA(Scot) (1748–1816) was a Scottish advocate, academic jurist, judge and agriculturalist.
Andrew Crosbie Andrew Crosbie of Holm FRSE FSA(Scot) (1736-1785) was a Scottish lawyer, and a notable figure of the Scottish Enlightenment.
Andrew Duncan, the elder Andrew Duncan, the elder (1744–1828) FRSE FRCPE FSA(Scot) was a Scottish physician and professor at Edinburgh University.
Andrew Plummer Andrew Plummer FRCP (1697–1756) was a Scottish physician and chemist.
Benjamin Bell Benjamin Bell of Hunthill FRSE FRCSEd (6 September 1749 – 5 April 1806) is considered to be the first Scottish scientific surgeon.
Bic Runga Briolette Kah Bic Runga MNZM (born 13 January 1976) recording as Bic Runga is a New Zealand singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist pop artist whose first solo album, Drive, debute...
Christina Cruickshank Miller Christina Cruickshank Miller (29 August 1899 - 16 July 2001) was a Scottish chemist and one of the first five women (also the first female chemist) elected to the Royal Society of Edinburgh (7 M...
Colin Maclaurin Colin Maclaurin (February 1698 – 14 June 1746) was a Scottish mathematician who made important contributions to geometry and algebra.
Daniel Rutherford Daniel Rutherford (3 November 1749 – 15 December 1819) was a Scottish physician, chemist and botanist who is most famous for the isolation of nitrogen in 1772.
David Hume David Hume (25 August 1776) was a Scottish philosopher, historian, economist, and essayist, known especially for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism.
Donald Monro Dr Donald Monro FRS FRSE FRCP a Scottish physician and medical author.
Dugald Stewart Dugald Stewart (November 22, 1753 – June 11, 1828) was a Scottish Enlightenment philosopher and mathematician.
Francis Home Francis Home FRSE FRCPE (17 November 1719 in Eccles, Berwickshire – 15 February 1813) was a Scottish physician, and the first Professor of Materia Medica at the University of Edinburgh, kn...
George Clerk-Maxwell Sir George Clerk-Maxwell, 4th Baronet (1715–1784), of Penicuik, was the second son of Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet of Penicuik, and Janet, daughter of Sir John Inglis of Cramond, was born at Edin...
Gilbert Blane Sir Gilbert Blane of Blanefield, 1st Baronet FRSE FRS MRCP (29 August 1749 – 26 June 1834) was a Scottish physician who instituted health reform in the Royal Navy.
Henry Cullen Henry Cullen FRSE FRCPE was a Scottish physician.
Henry Home, Lord Kames Henry Home, Lord Kames (169627 December 1782) was a Scottish advocate, judge, philosopher, writer and agricultural improver.
Hugh Blair Hugh Blair FRSE (7 April 1718 – 27 December 1800) was a Scottish minister of religion, author and rhetorician, considered one of the first great theorists of written discourse.
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.
James Beattie (poet) James Beattie FRSE (25 October 1735 – 18 August 1803) was a Scottish poet, moralist and philosopher.
James Byres James Byres of Tonley FRSE FSA(Scot) FSA (1733 — 1817) was a Scottish architect, antiquary and dealer in Old Master paintings and antiquities, a member of a family of Scottish Jacobite sympathis...
James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton James Douglas, 14th Earl of Morton KT PRS (1702 – 12 October 1768) was a Scottish astronomer and representative peer who was President of the Philosophical Society of Edinburgh from its foundati...
James Grant, 8th Baronet Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet (19 May 1738, Scotland – 18 February 1811), was a Scottish Member of Parliament.
John Clerk of Eldin John Clerk of Eldin FRSE FSAScot was a Scottish merchant, naval author, artist, geologist and landowner.
John Hope (botanist) John Hope (10 May 1725 – 10 November 1786) was a Scottish physician and botanist.
John Pringle Sir John Pringle, 1st Baronet, PRS (10 April 1707 – 18 January 1782) was a Scottish physician who has been called the "father of military medicine" (although Ambroise Paré and Jonathan Letterman have also been accorded this sobriquet).
John Robison (physicist) John Robison FRSE (4 February 1739 – 30 January 1805) was a Scottish physicist and mathematician.
John Stuart (minister) John Stuart of Luss FRSE MWS was a Scottish minister, Gaelic scholar, and reviser of the New Testament in Gaelic of his father James Stuart of Killin.
Sir George Clerk-Maxwell, 4th Baronet Sir George Clerk-Maxwell, 4th Baronet, of Penicuik, was the second son of Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet of Penicuik, and Janet, daughter of Sir John Inglis, 2nd Baronet of Cramond, was born at Edi...
Sir James Grant, 8th Baronet Sir James Grant of Grant, 8th Baronet FRSE FSA(Scot) (19 May 1738, Moray – 18 February 1811, Castle Grant), was a Scottish landowner and politician.
Sir John Clerk, 2nd Baronet Sir John Clerk of Pennycuik, 2nd Baronet (1676–1755) was a Scottish politician, lawyer, judge, composer and architect.
William Brownrigg William Brownrigg M.D. F.R.S. (24 March 1711–1800) was a doctor and scientist, who practised at Whitehaven in Cumberland.
William Cullen William Cullen FRS FRSE FRCPE FPSG (15 April 1710 – 5 February 1790) was a Scottish physician, chemist and agriculturalist, and one of the most important professors at the Edinburgh Medical School, during its heyday as the leading center of medical education in the English-speaking world.
William Robertson (historian) William Robertson FRSE FSA Scot (19 September 1721 – 11 June 1793) was a Scottish historian, minister in the Church of Scotland, and Principal of the University of Edinburgh.