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Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

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  • Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894)
    Robert Louis Stevenson was born to Thomas and Margaret Isabella Balfour Stevenson in Edinburgh on 13 November 1850. From the beginning he was sickly. Through much of his childhood he was attended by hi...
  • Dr. William Inglis Clark (1856 - 1932)
    William Inglis Clark (Edinburgh man) was born in Bombay, India, in 1856 where his father was minister of the Scots Church. After his mother died of cholera William returned to Edinburgh aged one year, ...
  • Captain Sir John William Alcock (1892 - 1919)
    Sir John William Alcock KBE, DSC (5 November 1892 – 18 December 1919) was a Captain in the Royal Air Force who, together with navigator Lieutenant Arthur Whitten Brown, piloted the first non-sto...
  • Arthur Whitten Brown (1886 - 1948)
    Sir Arthur Whitten Brown KBE (23 July 1886 – 4 October 1948) was the navigator of the first successful non-stop transatlantic flight Arthur Whitten Brown was born in Glasgow to American parent...
  • Sir William James Montgomery-Cuninghame, 9th Baronet, V.C. (1834 - 1897)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary " Sir William James Montgomery-Cuninghame, 9th Baronet VC (20 May 1834 – 11 November 1897) was a Scottish soldier, politician and Victoria Cross recipient. Mon...

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.