Scottish Criminals

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

Rank the Most Wicked Scottish Criminals

 1 
Sawney Bean
(Criminal)

Sawney Bean
3
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: East Lothian

The legendary Alexander "Sawney" Bean led a 45-member Scottish clan in the 16th century. His group was infamous for killing and cannibalizing more than 1,000 people in about 25 years. He and his group were eventually caught by a search party of King James VI and executed.

 2 
William Kidd
(Pirate)

William Kidd
3
Birthdate: 1655 AD
Birthplace: Greenock, Scotland
Died: May 23, 1701

 3 
William Brodie
(Criminal, Politician)

William Brodie
0
Birthdate: September 28, 1741
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: October 1, 1788

William Brodie was a Scottish cabinet-maker, Edinburgh city councilor, and deacon of a trades guild. Brodie was also a housebreaker, a secret which he maintained almost all his life. He used the stolen money to fund his gambling habit and to maintain the household of his two mistresses. He was captured in 1788 and was sentenced to death by hanging.

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 4 

Henry John Burnett
0
Birthdate: January 5, 1942
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Died: August 15, 1963

 5 

Thomas Aikenhead
0
Birthdate: January 5, 1942, 1676
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: January 8, 1697

 6 

Jamie Macpherson
0
Birthdate: 1675 AD
Birthplace: Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: November 16, 1700

 7 
Peter Tobin
(Serial killer and sex offender who is currently serving a whole life order at HM Prison.)

Peter Tobin
16
Birthdate: August 27, 1946
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Johnstone, Renfrewshire, Scotland
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 8 
Anthony Miller
(Murderer)

Anthony Miller
0
Birthdate: 1941 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: December 22, 1960

 9 
Robert Black
(Serial killer)

Robert Black
6
Birthdate: April 21, 1947
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Grangemouth
Died: January 12, 2016

 10 
Peter Manuel
(Serial killer)

Peter Manuel
4
Birthdate: March 13, 1927
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States
Died: July 11, 1958

 11 
Lewis Hutchinson
(Serial killer)

Lewis Hutchinson
0
Birthdate: 1733 AD
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: March 16, 1773