Famous People Connected to Dumfries-shire
Image right - Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (1757–1834)
Those people of note with connections to the county are listed below. Some of these connections are a little tenuous - counties like to lay claim to people of renown!
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- Andy Goldsworthy OBE (born 26 July 1956) is a British sculptor, photographer and environmentalist producing site-specific sculpture and land art situated in natural and urban settings. He lives and works in Scotland.
- Kirkpatrick MacMillan (1812 - 1878 ) was a Scottish blacksmith. He is generally credited with inventing the rear-wheel driven bicycle.
- Thomas Telford FRS, FRSE (1757–1834) was a Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, and a noted road, bridge and canal builder.