Famous Scottish Lyricists & Songwriters

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 1 Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris
Famous As: Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Grammy-winning DJ Calvin Harris soared to fame with his album I Created Disco. His track We Found Love, a collaboration with Rihanna, charted on the US Billboard Hot 100. He owns a record label and topped Forbes's list of the highest-paid DJs of the world for 6 years.

 2 Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
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 3 Derek William Dick

Derek William Dick
Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet
Birthdate: April 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

 4 Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch
Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glasgow, United Kingdom
Died: October 5, 2011

 5 Isobel Campbell

Isobel Campbell
Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: April 27, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 6 Gordon Waller

Gordon Waller
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Braemar, Aberdeenshire, Scotland,
Died: July 17, 2009

 7 Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: March 3, 2006
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 8 Greg Holden

Greg Holden
Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland

 9 Benny Gallagher

Benny Gallagher
Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 10, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Largs, Scotland

 10 Lady Grizel Baillie

Lady Grizel Baillie
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1665
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Marchmont House, Scotland
Died: December 6, 1746

 11 Phamie Gow

Phamie Gow
Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: December 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Scottish Borders, Scotland

 12 Rachel Newton

Rachel Newton
Famous As: Harpist,
Birthdate: October 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

 13 Jackie Leven

Jackie Leven
Famous As: Songwriter, Folk musicians
Birthdate: June 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
Died: November 14, 2011

 14 Carolina Nairne

Carolina Nairne
Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1766
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perthshire, Scotland
Died: October 26, 1845

 15 Roy Williamson

Roy Williamson
Famous As: Musician, Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: June 25, 1936
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 12, 1990