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Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

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  • George Gordon, 4th Earl of Huntly (1513 - 1562)
    George Gordon, fourth Earl of Huntly, “the most powerful subject in Scotland, “who was killed at Corrichie, near Aberdeen in 1562. (Apparently the cause of death is now determined to have...
  • Rear Admiral George Dundas (1756 - 1814)
    George Dundas (1756–1814) (not to be confused with the much more famous naval officer George Heneage Lawrence Dundas) was made post-captain in 1795 and saw plenty of action as commander of HMS J...
  • Charles Hamilton Sorley (1895 - 1915)
    Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915) was a British poet of World War I. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, he was the son of William Ritchie Sorley. SORLEY, CHARLES HAMILTON ...
  • Thomas Campbell (1777 - 1844)
    Thomas Campbell (27 July 1777 – 15 June 1844) was a Scottish poet chiefly remembered for his sentimental poetry dealing specially with human affairs. He was also one of the initiators of a plan ...
  • Alan Cumming
    Alan Cumming, OBE (born 27 January 1965), is a Scottish-American actor, author, and activist who has appeared in numerous films, television shows and plays. Sources, References and Further Reading ...

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.