2 Lewis Capaldi(Scottish Singer Best Known for His Hit Single 'Someone You Loved')
Lewis Capaldi's success story is one of the greatest testimonies to the fact that magical things can happen when talent meets opportunity. From being just another aspiring singer, he quickly became a popular singer-songwriter in the UK and the US after Ryan Walter stumbled upon his iPhone recording on his SoundCloud account. Subsequently, he was signed to Universal Music Group.
3 David McCallum(Actor)
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.
4 Bon Scott(Singer & Musician)
5 Annie Lennox(Singer-songwriter of)
6 Calvin Harris(The First UK Solo Artist to Reach more than One Billion Streams on Spotify)
7 Donovan(Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer, Autobiographer, Writer, Poet, Record producer, Film score composer)
Donovan is a Scottish guitarist, singer, and songwriter. He is best known for developing and popularizing a distinctive and eclectic style that blended many genres, such as folk, jazz, pop, calypso, and psychedelic rock. Donovan was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, in 2012 and 2014, respectively.
8 Emeli Sandé(R&B Singer Best Remebered for her Album 'Our Vision of Events')
9 Lauren Mayberry(Vocalist and Percussionist of the Scottish Pop Band 'Chvrches')
Lauren Mayberry is a Scottish singer, songwriter, and musician. Mayberry, who possesses a soprano singing voice, is the lead vocalist of the popular Scottish synth-pop band Chvrches, where she also plays keyboards and drums. One-third of the band, Mayberry co-produces and co-writes the songs along with Martin Doherty and Iain Cook. A vocal feminist, Mayberry runs the feminist collective, TYCI.
10 Billy Boyd(Actor)
11 Lonnie Donegan(Singer)
Lonnie Donegan was a British musician and singer-songwriter. He is remembered for his contribution to a genre of folk music called Skiffle which earned him the nickname King of Skiffle. Donegan is credited with influencing British rock and pop musicians of the 1960s. Thanks to his influence on American music, Donegan is considered an important figure in the British invasion.
12 Elizabeth Fraser(Singer-songwriter best known as the vocalist for the pioneering dream pop band Cocteau Twins)
Once described as “the voice of God,” Scottish singer Elizabeth Fraser gained fame as part of the dream pop band Cocteau Twins, known for its obscure lyrics and foreign words which were inserted in the songs because they sounded good. Sexually abused by her family members, she left home at 16
13 Marti Pellow(Lead Singer of the Scottish Pop Group 'Wet Wet Wet')
14 Jimmy Somerville(Pop Singers)
Jimmy Somerville is a Scottish singer-songwriter best known for his association with popular synth-pop groups like The Communards and Bronski Beat. Somerville, who possesses a soulful and powerful falsetto singing voice, is known in particular for including political commentary on issues like LGBT rights in his songs. In 1984, he won the Grierson Award for his work in Framed Youth.
15 Derek William Dick(Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet)
Better known by his pseudonym, Fish, Scottish rock singer Derek William Dick first gained fame as part of the British band Marillion. Known for hits such as Kayleigh, he later also had a successful solo career. He once revealed how he almost died twice, from skin-infection-induced blood poisoning.
16 George Young(bassist, guitarist, songwriter, record producer)
17 Sean Biggerstaff(Actor, Musician)
18 Edwyn Collins(musician, guitarist, songwriter)
19 Jimmy McCulloch(Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist)
20 Jim Diamond(Singer-songwriter)
21 Jimmy Bain(Musician)
22 Bert Jansch(Musician)
25 Bobby Gillespie(Singer)
27 Iain Cook(guitarist, record producer, composer)
28 Leon Jackson(Singer, Jazz musician)
29 Ray Wilson(singer, songwriter)
30 Stuart Sutcliffe(Painter)
31 Isobel Campbell(Singer-Songwriter)
32 Stuart Murdoch(singer-songwriter, musician)
33 Dougie MacLean(songwriter)
34 Julie Fowlis(Folk singer and multi-instrumentalist who sings primarily in Scottish Gaelic)
35 Neil Murray(Bassist Known for His Association With ‘Whitesnake’ and ‘Black Sabbath’)
36 Sandi Thom(Singer, Songwriter)
37 Robin Guthrie(Record producer, Composer, Audio engineer, Songwriter)
Part of the Scottish band Cocteau Twins, Robin Guthrie and his guitar made serious waves in the alternate music scene of the 1980s. He also performed as part of Violet Indiana and has often collaborated with American pianist Harold Budd. He later also stepped into music production.