Famous Scottish Women

Lady agnes campbell was a 16th century noblewoman educated to a high. Anne sided with the jacobites and raised several hundred men to fight for them although she never led her men into battle herself.

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Billy connolly 1942 comedian nicola sturgeon 1970 leader of snp sean connery 1930 oscar winning actor.

Famous scottish women. 12 scottish women from history you should know lady agnes campbell. Modern scottish history is peppered with a who s who of engineers from james watt to john logie. Her leading on screen debut was at age 21 in the television film new town 2009.

Mary somerville 1780 1872 3. Famous people from scotland. 15 amazing scottish women from history to name your daughters after 1.

Kelly macdonald born 23 february 1976 glasgow scotland is a scottish actress known for her roles in the films trainspotting 1996 gosford park 2001 intermission 2003 nanny mcphee 2005 harry potter and the deathly hallows part 2 2011 and brave 2012. Known as the red duchess in 1923 katharine marjory the duchess of atholl became the first ever female scottish mp when she was elected to the house of commons. As a scottish unionist.

Top 20 beautiful scottish women 20. Winifred countess of nithsdale c. Isabella macduff countness of buchan c.

Queen margaret of denmark 1456 86 wife of james iii women in medieval scotland includes all aspects of the lives and status of women between the departure of the romans from north britain in the fifth century to the introduction of the renaissance and reformation in the early sixteenth century. Brian cox is an emmy award winning scottish actor. Rose leslie is a scottish actress.

She is famous for playing ygritte in the hbo fantasy series game of thrones 2011. He was born on june 1 1946 in dundee scotland to mary ann guillerline cox maiden surname mccann a spinner and charles mcardle campbell cox a shopkeeper and butcher. Move over william wallace.

Leslie also appeared in the films now is good 2012 and the last witch hunter 2015. Thomas carlyle 1795 1881 writer joseph black 1728 1799 chemist. Patrick bell 1800 1869 invented the reaping machine a forerunner of the combine harvester.

Mairi chisholm 1896 1981 5. His father was of irish ancestry and his mother was of irish and scottish. Lady anne macintosh also known as anne farquharson of invercauld and colonel anne was married to the laird of macintosh who supported the hannoverians during the jacobite rising in scotland in 1745 6.

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