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Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

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  • William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG, 10th Prime Minister of Canada (1874 - 1950)
    From Wikipedia (English) : William Lyon Mackenzie King, PC, OM, CMG (December 17, 1874 – July 22, 1950), also commonly known as Mackenzie King, was the dominant Canadian political leader from ...
  • William Lyon Mackenzie, 1st Mayor of Toronto (1795 - 1861)
    William Lyon Mackenzie (March 12, 1795 – August 28, 1861) was a Scottish born American and Canadian journalist, politician, and rebellion leader. He served as the first mayor of Toronto, Upper...
  • Andrew Fletcher, of Saltoun (1655 - 1716)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Andrew Fletcher of Saltoun (1655 – September 1716) was a Scottish writer, politician, soldier and patriot. He was a Commissioner of the old Parliament of Scotl...
  • Thomas Clement Douglas (1904 - 1986)
    Thomas Clement "Tommy" Douglas, PC, CC, SOM was a Scottish-born Baptist minister who became a prominent Canadian social democratic politician. As leader of the Saskatchewan Co-operative Commonwealth Fe...
  • Sir Sanford Fleming (1827 - 1915)
    Father of Standard Time Born January 7, 1827, in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. At the age of 18, armed with a little formal training in surveying and engineering, Fleming emigrated to Canada. Fleming and his ...

As most people know, Scotland is a small country (30,414 sq mi or 78,387 km) that occupies the northern portion of the United Kingdom. Scotland has a very old history with a unique culture. Throughout the ages, and for various reasons, many Scots have immigrated to other parts of the world. The purpose of this project is to put under one roof all the notable Scots both in Scotland and throughout the world.