Famous Scottish Musicians

Find out more about the greatest Scottish Musicians, including Fish, Calvin Harris, Angus Young, Bon Scott and Shirley Manson.

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

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 1 David McCallum

David McCallum
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: September 19, 1933
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: British, American, Scottish

David McCallum is a Scottish musician and actor who gained recognition for portraying Illya Kuryakin in the popular spy fiction TV series The Man from U.N.C.L.E. He gained international recognition for playing Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard in the action police procedural TV series NCIS. David McCallum has also contributed as a writer, publishing a novel titled Once a Crooked Man.

 2 Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris
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Famous As: Disc Jockey, Record Producer, Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
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.
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 3 Lauren Mayberry

Lauren Mayberry
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: October 7, 1987
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish

 4 Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish

 5 John Newman

John Newman
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Famous As: singer, songwriter, musician
Birthdate: June 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: British, Scottish

 6 Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish
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 7 George Young

George Young
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Famous As: bassist, guitarist, songwriter, record producer
Birthdate: November 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish
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 8 Derek William Dick

Derek William Dick
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet
Birthdate: April 25, 1958
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Scottish

 9 Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins
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Famous As: musician, guitarist, songwriter
Birthdate: August 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Scottish

 10 Sean Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Scottish

 11 Bert Jansch

Bert Jansch
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: November 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish
Died: October 5, 2011

 12 Bobby Gillespie

Bobby Gillespie
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Scottish

 13 Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Birthdate: December 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Scottish

 14 Billy MacKenzie

Billy MacKenzie
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Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 22, 1997

 15 Grant Kirkhope

Grant Kirkhope
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: July 10, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Scottish

 16 Leon Jackson

Leon Jackson
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Famous As: Singer, Jazz musician
Birthdate: December 30, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish

 17 Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross
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Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Scottish

 18 Iain Cook

Iain Cook
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Famous As: guitarist, record producer, composer
Birthdate: November 2, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish

 19 Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson
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Famous As: singer, songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish

 20 Robin Guthrie

Robin Guthrie
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Famous As: Record producer, Composer, Audio engineer, Songwriter
Birthdate: January 4, 1962
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish

 21 Stuart Murdoch

Stuart Murdoch
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Famous As: singer-songwriter, musician
Birthdate: August 25, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish

 22 Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean
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Famous As: songwriter
Birthdate: September 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish

 23 Sandi Thom

Sandi Thom
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Scottish

 24 Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Nationality: Scottish

 25 Ivor Cutler

Ivor Cutler
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: January 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
Died: March 3, 2006

 26 Gordon Waller

Gordon Waller
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 4, 1945
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Scottish
Died: July 17, 2009

 27 Chris Connelly

Chris Connelly
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish

 28 Greg Holden

Greg Holden
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Scottish

 29 William Reid

William Reid
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Famous As: composer, musician, guitarist
Birthdate: October 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Scottish

 30 Helen Marnie

Helen Marnie
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Nationality: Scottish

 31 John Cummings

John Cummings
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Nationality: Scottish

 32 Thea Musgrave

Thea Musgrave
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Scottish

 33 Ian Carr

Ian Carr
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: April 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Scottish
Died: February 25, 2009

 34 Niel Gow

Niel Gow
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: March 22, 1727
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Scottish
Died: March 1, 1807

 35 Jean Redpath

Jean Redpath
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Scottish
Died: August 21, 2014

 36 Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: August 22, 1847
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 28, 1935

 37 B.A. Robertson

B.A. Robertson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: September 12, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Scottish

 38 Alan Davie

Alan Davie
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish
Died: April 5, 2014

 39 Carolina Nairne

Carolina Nairne
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: August 16, 1766
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Scottish
Died: October 26, 1845

 40 Connor Ball

Connor Ball
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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: March 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Scottish

 41 Alistair Hulett

Alistair Hulett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Scottish
Died: January 28, 2010

 42 Robert Carver

Robert Carver
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Famous As: Scottish composer
Birthdate: 1485 AD
Nationality: Scottish
Died: 1570 AD

 43 George Thomson

George Thomson
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: March 4, 1757
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Scottish
Died: February 18, 1851

 44 Lady Grizel Baillie

Lady Grizel Baillie
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Famous As: Songwriter
Birthdate: December 25, 1665
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Scottish
Died: December 6, 1746