Famous Scots

What have the Scots ever done for us?

Quite a lot, actually.

It is amazing to think that a country as small as Scotland, in spite of the many trials and tribulations faced throughout its history, has left such a lasting impact on the world.

From sporting heroes and inspiring writers, to legendary warriors and tragic queens, Scotland's countrymen and women, both past and present, continue to fascinate, inspire and leave their mark.

The statue of Robert Burns, Dumfries

© VisitScotland / Kenny Lam

Famous Scottish Women

Most of the history books mention famous Scots as men, but did you know there are hundreds of famous Scottish women that have dedicated their lives to history, medicine, sport, charity, women’s suffrage and more?

Famous Scots in History

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