Famous Scottish Media Personalities

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 1 Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 2 Denis Law

Denis Law.
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Famous As: Football player
Birthdate: February 24, 1940
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
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 3 Andrea McLean

Andrea McLean.
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 5, 1969
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland, UK

 4 John Leslie

John Leslie.
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Famous As: presenter
Birthdate: February 22, 1965
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 5 Kenneth Cranham

Kenneth Cranham.
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, UK

 6 Kevin Bridges

Kevin Bridges
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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: November 13, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 7 Alan Hansen

Alan Hansen.
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Famous As: Former Football Player & Football Analyst
Birthdate: June 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Alloa

Alan Hansen is a former footballer who played as a defender for popular clubs, such as Liverpool. He was also one of the important members of the Scotland national football team. After retiring as a player, Hansen became a football pundit and is known for his honest views. In 2006, he was inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame.

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 8 Gillian McKeith

Gillian McKeith
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Famous As: Nutritionist, Television presenter
Birthdate: September 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Perth

 9 Neil Oliver

Neil Oliver
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Famous As: TV Presenter
Birthdate: February 21, 1967
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Renfrewshire, Scotland, UK

 10 Charles Kennedy

Charles Kennedy.
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Famous As: Former Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Birthdate: November 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland
Died: June 1, 2015

At 23, Charles Kennedy won the Ross, Cromarty and Skye seat, thus beginning his 32-year political career. The Liberal Democrats leader apparently had to hire someone to delete the continuous deluge of abusive comments on social media before the 2015 election. He died due to alcohol-related issues at 55.

 11 Daniel Portman

Daniel Portman
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 13, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Scotland, UK

 12 Nicky Campbell

Nicky Campbell
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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 10, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

 13 Ali Smith

Ali Smith
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 24, 1962
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Inverness, Scotland

 14 Carrie Gracie

Carrie Gracie
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Famous As: Journalist, Television producer, Presenter
Birthdate: 1962 AD
Birthplace: Bahrain

 15 Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang.
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Famous As: Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic
Birthdate: March 31, 1844
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Selkirk
Died: July 20, 1912

Best known for his collections of folklore, fairy tales, and legends, Scottish author and Merton College fellow Andrew Lang was also an avid historian and anthropologist who coined the term psychical research. His The World of Homer and his translations of Homer’s works remain invaluable to Homerian students.

 16 Iain Stewart

Iain Stewart
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Famous As: Geologist, TV Presenter
Birthdate: 1964 AD
Birthplace: East Kilbride, Scotland

 17 Bertie Charles Forbes

Bertie Charles Forbes
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: May 14, 1880
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Died: May 6, 1954

 18 Eddie Campbell

Eddie Campbell
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Famous As: Comics artist, Screenwriter
Birthdate: August 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Glasgow

 19 John Galt

John Galt
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: May 2, 1779
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland
Died: April 11, 1839

 20 John Claudius Loudon

John Claudius Loudon
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Famous As: Botanist
Birthdate: April 8, 1783
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Cambuslang, Scotland
Died: December 14, 1843

 21 Robert Chambers

Robert Chambers
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Famous As: Geologist
Birthdate: July 10, 1802
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Peebles, Scotland
Died: March 17, 1871

 22 Alexander Chalmers

Alexander Chalmers
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: March 29, 1759
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aberdeen, Scotland
Died: December 29, 1834

 23 Archibald Constable

Archibald Constable
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: February 24, 1774
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Carnbee, Scotland
Died: July 21, 1827

 24 John Ramsay McCulloch

John Ramsay McCulloch
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Famous As: Economist
Birthdate: March 1, 1789
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Whithorn, Scotland
Died: November 11, 1864

 25 William Blackwood

William Blackwood
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: November 20, 1776
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: September 16, 1834

 26 Norman Macleod

Norman Macleod
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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: June 3, 1812
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Campbeltown, Scotland
Died: June 16, 1872

 27 George Thomson

George Thomson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Fife, Scotland
Died: February 18, 1851

 28 Charles Maclaren

Charles Maclaren
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: October 7, 1782
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ormiston, Scotland
Died: September 10, 1866

 29 James Tytler

James Tytler
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Famous As: Apothecary
Birthdate: December 17, 1745
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Fearn, Scotland
Died: January 11, 1804

James Tytler made history by becoming the first person from Britain to ride on a hot air balloon and thus became known as Balloon Tytler. The Scottish apothecary also edited the second edition of Encyclopedia Britannica and was branded an eccentric by many for his innovative aviation experiments.

 30 George Douglas Brown

George Douglas Brown
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Famous As: Novelist
Birthdate: January 26, 1869
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Ochiltree, Scotland
Died: August 28, 1902

 31 Alastair Dunnett

Alastair Dunnett
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: December 26, 1908
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Kilmacolm, Scotland
Died: September 2, 1998

 32 Macvey Napier

Macvey Napier
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Famous As: Solicitor
Birthdate: April 11, 1776
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kirkintilloch, Scotland
Died: February 11, 1847

 33 Alexander Dyce

Alexander Dyce
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Famous As: Literary Historian
Birthdate: June 30, 1798
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: May 15, 1869

 34 Jamie Hamilton

Jamie Hamilton
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Famous As: Rower
Birthdate: November 15, 1900
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Died: May 24, 1988

 35 David Donald Murison

David Donald Murison
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Famous As: Lexicographer
Birthdate: April 28, 1913
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Scotland
Died: February 17, 1997

 36 Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler
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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: February 27, 1953
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 37 Dougie Brown

Dougie Brown
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Famous As: Cricketer, Football player
Birthdate: October 29, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Stirling, Scotland

 38 Robert Foulis

Robert Foulis
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Famous As: Publisher
Birthdate: April 20, 1707
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: June 2, 1776