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Notable Scots in Scotland and Throughout the World

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  • Michael Wemyss of Methil & Wemyss (c.1165 - c.1208)
    Pedigree of the Family of Wemyss of Wemyss in the Parish of Wemyss and County of Fife. pp. 409-412. lived during the reign of King William the Lion. Michael is the earliest proved ancestor of the famil...
  • Sir Michael Wemyss of Wemyss (c.1230 - c.1320)
    Took a prominent part in public affairs and witnessed various charters. He was among those involved in decision making regarding selection of an heir to the throne of Scotland. He initially supported J...
  • John Hamilton, Archbishop of St. Andrews (b. - 1571)
    JOHN HAMILTON Scottish prelate and politician: Abbot of Paisley, 1525-71; Bishop of Dunkeld 1546; Archbishop of St. Andrew's 1549-71; Keeper of the Privy Seal 1543-1546; Treasurer of Scotland 1543-54...
  • Sir Alex Ferguson
    Sir Alexander Chapman "Alex" Ferguson , CBE (born 31 December 1941) Scottish former football manager and player. Managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013. Regarded as one of the most successfu...
  • Sir David Brewster (1781 - 1868)
    Biographical Summary BREWSTER, SIR DAVID . 11/12/1781-10/02/1868. Ref: 195. Male. Titles and British Honours: KH(1832). Place of Birth: Canongate, Jedburgh, Roxburghshire. Place of Death: All...

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.