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Sutherland - Famous People

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  • Prof. William Young Sellar (1825 - 1890)
    Wikipedia Biographical Summary William Young Sellar (22 February 1825 – 12 October 1890) was a Scottish classical scholar. Sellar was born at Morvich, Sutherland, the son of Patrick Sellar o...
  • John Lennon (1940 - 1980)
    John Lennon achieved worldwide fame in the 1960s as a singer, songwriter and guitarist in one of the most successful bands of all time - The Beatles . He is credited as being the original and founding ...

Famous People Connected to Sutherland

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Image right - William Young Sellar (1825–1890)

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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  • John Lennon (1940-1980), a frequent visitor to Durness, on which the song 'In My Life' was reputedly based

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  • Norman MacCaig (1910-1996) Edinburgh born poet, who visited, and wrote about, the region of Assynt, which he visited many times over a period of forty years.

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