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
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

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
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.
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 3 Lauren Mayberry

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

 4 Billy Boyd

Billy Boyd
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: August 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 5 John Newman

John Newman
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Famous As: singer, songwriter, musician
Birthdate: June 16, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Scottland

 6 Elizabeth Fraser

Elizabeth Fraser
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: August 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Grangemouth
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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
Birthplace: Glasgow
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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
Birthplace: Dalkeith, Midlothian, Scotland

 9 Edwyn Collins

Edwyn Collins
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Famous As: musician, guitarist, songwriter
Birthdate: August 23, 1959
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 10 Sean Biggerstaff

Sean Biggerstaff
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Famous As: Actor, Musician
Birthdate: March 15, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Glasgow

 11 Bobby Gillespie

Bobby Gillespie
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: June 22, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Glasgow

 12 Bert Jansch

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

 13 Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 19, 1947
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland
Died: January 23, 2016

 14 Mike Scott

Mike Scott
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Birthdate: December 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 15 Billy MacKenzie

Billy MacKenzie
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Birthdate: March 27, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Dundee
Died: January 22, 1997

 16 Ricky Ross

Ricky Ross
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Birthdate: December 22, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Dundee

 17 Iain Cook

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

 18 Leon Jackson

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

 19 Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson
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Famous As: singer, songwriter
Birthdate: September 8, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Dumfries

 20 Robin Guthrie

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

 21 Dougie MacLean

Dougie MacLean
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Famous As: songwriter
Birthdate: September 27, 1954
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Dunblane

 22 Stuart Murdoch

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

 23 Sandi Thom

Sandi Thom
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: August 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Banff

 24 Isobel Campbell

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

 25 Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1979 AD
Birthplace: North Uist

 26 Chris Connelly

Chris Connelly
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: November 10, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Edinburgh

 27 Gordon Waller

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

 28 Ivor Cutler

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

 29 Alexander Young

Alexander Young
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Famous As: Singer, Songwriter
Birthdate: December 28, 1938
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: August 4, 1997

 30 Helen Marnie

Helen Marnie
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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: 1978 AD
Birthplace: Glasgow

 31 Greg Holden

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

 32 William Reid

William Reid
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Famous As: composer, musician, guitarist
Birthdate: October 28, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: East Kilbride

 33 Jimmy Shand

Jimmy Shand
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 28, 1908
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: East Wemyss, Scotland
Died: December 23, 2000

 34 Phil Cunningham

Phil Cunningham
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: January 27, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland

 35 John Cummings

John Cummings
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 36 Thea Musgrave

Thea Musgrave
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Famous As: Composer
Birthdate: May 27, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Barnton, Scotland

 37 Ian Carr

Ian Carr
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Famous As: Jazz musician
Birthdate: April 21, 1933
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Dumfries, Scotland
Died: February 25, 2009

 38 Niel Gow

Niel Gow
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Famous As: Violinist
Birthdate: March 22, 1727
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Inver, Scotland
Died: March 1, 1807

 39 B.A. Robertson

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

 40 Benny Gallagher

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

 41 Jean Redpath

Jean Redpath
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: April 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: August 21, 2014

 42 Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie

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

 43 Gary Innes

Gary Innes
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: December 13, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Spean Bridge, Scotland

 44 Connor Ball

Connor Ball
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Famous As: Bassist
Birthdate: March 15, 1996
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Aberdeen

 45 Alan Davie

Alan Davie
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Famous As: Painter
Birthdate: September 28, 1920
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Grangemouth, Scotland
Died: April 5, 2014

 46 Alistair Hulett

Alistair Hulett
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: October 15, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: January 28, 2010

 47 Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy
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Famous As: Musician
Birthdate: 1968 AD
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

 48 Sophia Dussek

Sophia Dussek
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: May 1, 1775
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Scotland
Died: 1831 AD

 49 Robert Carver

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

 50 Lady Grizel Baillie

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