Scotland Athletes

James Watt


Kenny Dalglish (born 1951)
The former soccer player and coach is considered the best Scottish soccer player of all time. He became known through his successes in the 1970s and 1980s with Celtic Glasgow and Liverpool FC. In the Scottish national team he is still a record player (102 appearances) and record scorer (30 goals).

David Marshall Coulthard (born 1971)
The Scottish racing car driver is one of the longest-serving and most successful drivers in the current Formula 1 field.

Jim Clark (1936 – 1968)
James “Jim” Clark Jr. was a British and Scottish racing driver and two-time Formula 1 world champion (1963, 1965). In the rain, the 32-year-old had a fatal accident in a Formula 2 race that was completely insignificant to him, presumably due to a puncture when he got off the track on the straight through the forest after the Motodrom and hit a tree.

Andrew “Andy” Murray (born 1987)
Murray is a British tennis player born in Scotland. He won among others. the 2013 Wimbledon Championship in three sets against the Serb Novak Djokovic. Murray was the first Briton in 77 years to win this tournament.


David Hume (1711 – 1776)
He was a Scottish philosopher, economist and historian. As a representative of the British Enlightenment and empiricism, his epistemological considerations had a strong influence on the philosopher Immanuel Kant.

David Livingstone (1813 – 1873)
The Scottish missionary and Africa explorer went to South Africa in 1840 as a missionary for the London Mission Society. The city of Livingstone on the north bank of the Zambezi in today’s Zambia and the Livingstone Falls in the Congo are named after him, as is the Rhodes-Livingstone Institute in Lusaka (Zambia). The music group ABBA honored him with the song “What about Livingstone?”

Robert Roy MacGregor (1671 – 1734)
MacGregor, known as Rob Roy, was a Scottish folk hero and outlaw of the early 18th century. He was a privateer of the Highlands and is known as the Scottish Robin Hood.

Alexander Graham Bell (1847 – 1922)
The inventor from Scotland is associated with the invention of the telephone. Although this was not recognized by the American patent office, it was his improvements to the system of telegraphy that developed the current principle of telephoning.

Robinson Crusoe
Daniel Defoe’s hero in the novel was actually called Alexander Elkirk and was the seventh son of a shoemaker from Scotland near Edinburgh. But he was not a shipwrecked man, but had been dropped ashore by the captain of the ship on which he was located. It was the small island of Mas a Tierra in the Juan Fernandez Archipelago – about 650 km off the coast of Chile. The “real” Cruseo lived there for around four years and four months – albeit without a companion on Friday – before he was taken by the pirate ship ” Duke “was released. He sailed with the privateers for nearly three years and made rich booty – in the name of England. When he returned to England in 1711, he was a rich and well-known man there. But it doesn’t help him long on land and so he went back to sea,

Professor Walter Spear
He headed the team at Dundee University that developed the silicone chip in 1976, which is used today to control all electronic systems.

Andrew Carnegie (1835 – 1919)
The industrial and steel magnate was born in Dunfermline, Scotland and developed into the richest man of his time. He became famous as a philanthropist and donated more than $ 350 million in total. The foundations he established include the Carnegie Hero Trust Funds, the Foundation for International Peace, the Carnegie Corporation of New York charitable foundation, several public libraries, academic institutes, and cultural grants. Andrew Carnegie also funded the construction and loss of what is now the world’s most famous concert venue, Carnegie Hall.

Alan Pinkerton (1819 – 1884)
The former trade unionist was the founder of the world’s first private detective agency “Pinkerton’s” in Glasgow and designed the logo from which the expression “private eye” is derived.

John Logie Baird (1888 – 1946)
The Scottish television technician achieved first useful successes in television technology and was a pioneer in the field of color television.

Sir William Burrell (1861 – 1958)
The traveling salesman and philanthropist Burrell collected antiques all his life. He was knighted in 1927 for his work in the service of the arts and public work. In 1944 he transferred his extensive art collection to the City of Glasgow; today the treasures in the museum “The Burrell Collection” are open to the public.

Archibald McLellan (1795 – 1854)
McLellan was a railroad builder, councilor, and patron of the fine arts. After his death, the Glasgow Corporation acquired his art galleries.

John Boyd Dunlup (1840 – 1921)
Dunlup was the first to use pneumatic rubber tires on bicycles.

Kirkpatrick McMillan (1812 – 1878)
The blacksmith from Dumfries, Scotland, is considered to be the inventor of the “velocipede”, the bicycle.

James Watt (1736 – 1819)
Watt was a Scottish instrument maker who made mathematical instruments at the University of Glasgow. Among other things, he is considered to be the inventor of the condenser and Watt’s parallelogram

James Watt