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Selkirkshire - Famous People

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  • Mungo Park (1771 - 1806)
    ) African Explorer and Surgeon Dr. Apprentice to Dr Thomas Anderson Selkirk. Father also Mungo and was one of 13 children Died Trying to find source of Niger. Travelled with Alexander Anderson (bro...

Famous People Connected to Selkirkshire

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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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  • Peter Blake (b. 1951), film and television actor
  • James Brown (J.B. Selkirk) (1832–1904), poet and essayist
  • James Marr Brydone (1779–1866), surgeon who sighted the French fleet, signalling the beginning of the Battle of Trafalgar

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  • Rae Hendrie (b. 1977), television actress
  • James Hogg (1770–1835), poet and author

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  • Bobby Johnstone (1921–2001), Scotland international footballer and a member of the Hibernian Famous Five forward line

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  • Andrew Lang (1844–1912), poet, novelist, literary critic and contributor to anthropology
  • Gideon Lang, Australian pastoralist and parliamentarian

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  • Sandy McMahon (1871–1916), Scotland international footballer and Celtic's eighth highest all-time top goal scorer

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  • Mungo Park (1771–1806), explorer of the African continent

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  • John Rutherford (b. 1955), Scotland international rugby player and British and Irish Lion, won 42 caps at fly-half for his country, at the time a record in that position

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  • Tom Scott (1854–1927), artist

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  • Tibbie Tamson, alleged to be either a victim of the Scottish witch trials, a suicide victim, a plague victim or a murder victim

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