Rose Leslie is a popular Scottish actress who gained international fame after portraying Ygritte in one of the most popular TV series of all time, Game of Thrones. Thanks to her popularity, she serves as an icon and inspiration to several aspiring Scottish actresses and models.
After representing teams such as Manchester City and Torino, Scottish footballer Denis Law had a successful stint with Manchester United. Known as The King, he was the only Scottish footballer to earn a Ballon d'Or and the only man to have 2 statues at the Old Trafford.
Scottish footballer and Newcastle United winger Ryan Fraser began his career with Aberdeen at age 16. He has previously been part of teams such as AFC Bournemouth and Ipswich Town but has often been criticized for his lack of will to represent the Scottish national team, for withdrawing due to injuries.
Thomas Sutherland was a British politician and banker best remembered for founding The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC), the founder member of HSBC Group. After his demise, a street in Sheung Wan was named after him.
Michael Gove is a British author, journalist, and politician who has been serving as the Minister for Intergovernmental Relations and Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities since 2021. Gove has served under various prime ministers like Boris Johnson, Theresa May, and David Cameron. In February 2006, he was honored with the Rising Star Award by Channel 4.
Nobel Prize-winning British-American physicist J. Michael Kosterlitz, son of renowned biochemist Hans Walter Kosterlitz, is best known for his research on superconductivity and superfluidity. Apart from teaching physics at Brown University, he has also mastered Alpine climbing and lent his name to a climbing route. He is also an atheist.
James Gibbs, one of the most significant architects of his time, was trained in Rome and later merged the Italian and English styles of architecture. His best-known work includes the East Anglican St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church in London. While his works had elements of Baroque architecture, he was also influenced by Palladianism.
Scottish footballer and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Ryan Gauld has also played for various Portuguese clubs before moving to the Canadian MLS club. Known as the Scottish Messi for his attacking style and short stature, he has also had a successful youth career at Dundee United.
Alexander Bain was a Scottish philosopher. He was a prominent educationalist in the British school of empiricism. A respected figure in the fields of psychology, logic, linguistics, moral philosophy, and education reform, he founded Mind, the first-ever journal of psychology and analytical philosophy. He had an illustrious academic career at the University of Aberdeen.
John Barbour was a Scottish poet best remembered for his magnum opus The Brus, which earned him ten pounds Scots in 1377 at the royal court of Robert II. Often referred to as the father of Scots poetry, John Barbour was the first major literary figure to publish his works in Scots.
Arthur Keith was a Scottish anthropologist and anatomist. In 1893, he was honored with the first Struthers Prize for successfully demonstrating the functionality of ligaments in apes and humans. He is also credited with publishing several important works, such as An Introduction to the Study of Anthropoid Apes and A New Theory of Human Evolution.