Scotland has a population of around 5,278,245 and covers approximately 29,896 square miles. Here is a list of regions in Scotland: Borders, Central, Dumfries and Galloway, Fife, Grampian, Highland, Lothian, Northern Isles, Strathclyde, Tayside, Western Isles.
(Born 1946 in Tealing in Angus), Pottery and ceramics
Angus Suttie was a studio potter and a teacher of art ceramics. In his early work he mainly formed his articles with rolled slabs of leather clay to create geometric forms which he cut and reassembled into larger forms. In his later works his designs became less rectangular and more organic in their appearance as abstract contemporary ceramics.
(Born 1944 in Glasgow City), Fiction
Armstrong wrote around two dozen novels, many set in his home town of Glasgow. He also wrote his memoirs, published in 2000 called All That Really Matters.
(Born 1938 in Dundee in Dundee City), Photography
Iain Macmillan was a Scottish photographer. One of his many notable photographs was the cover photo that he took for The Beatles album Abbey Road in 1969.
(Born 1921 in Bayble in Eilean Siar), Poetry
A writer of poetry as well a the creator of poetry anthologies. He wrote most of his works in Scottish Gaelic, in which he was know as Ruaraidh MacThňmais.
She was named one of Britains greatest writers. One of her early works was The Comforters, in which the main character begins to realise that she is a character in a novel.
(Born 1911 in Raasay in Highland), Poetry
MacLean was an influential poet, accredited with a renascence in the Gaelic language after deciding to write his poetry in his native tongue.
(Born 1910 in Eshaness in Shetland Islands), Music
Tom Anderson was a Shetland fiddler, composer and teacher. From an early age he composed fiddle tunes and during his lifetime he composed over 300 melodies. In 1977 he was recognised by being awarded an MBE.
(Born 1909 in Westerwick in Shetland Islands), Poetry
Thomas Alexander Robertson was better known by his pen name Vagaland. He is considered to be the most prominent Shetland poet of the 20th century.
(Born 1903 in Loanhead in Midlothian), Painting
Know as William MacTaggart the Younger, so as not to be confused with hisgran father. He was a landscape painter who captured images of Scotland and countries around Europe.
A noted literary figure in Scotland, who wrote in both Braid Scots which helped to make him popular in Scotland and in English.
(Born 1893 in Montrose in Angus), Sculpture
He focused his talent on the working class of his home town.
(Born 1892 in Edinburgh in Edinburgh), Painting
Dorothy was an accomplished Scottish artist, painter and watercolourist. The daughter of George Whitton Johnstone.
George Henry Paulin was a notable Scottish sculptor and artist of the 20th century. Among others he created the statue of Pavlova in the Garden of Remembrance, London and the statue of Lord Lister in Kevinggrove Park in Glasgow.
(Born 1887 in North Uist in Eilean Siar), Poetry
He was known as the Red Donald of Coruna. A well known Scottish War poet who wrote in Scottish Gaelic.
Edwin Muir was a poet, novelist and translator. He published seven volumes of poetry and wrote three novels and is remembered for his intensely felt and realistic poetry.
(Born 1885 in Rothiemurchus in Highland), Painting
Duncan Grant, British artist, was a member of the Bloomsbury Group and as well as being a painter, he also made pottery and designed textiles and theatre sets.
He was known as a Scottish watercolour and drypoint artist and an etcher, although originally he was trained as an architect. His works were mainly landscapes, industry and architecture focusing on urban construction and demolition sites. In 1916 he was appointed as Britains first official war artist.
(Born 1871 in Edinburgh in Edinburgh), Painting
Sholto Johnstone Douglas, Scottish artist, painted portraits and landscapes.
Famous for among other things one of the most expensive Scottish paintings sold auction, Still Life with Coffee Pot.
(Born 1863 in Dufftown in Moray), Poetry
This Moravian is among the finest Scots war poets. She is a poet of national importance. Her collected poems were published in 1933 in Deveron Days.
(Born 1859 in Greenock in East Renfrewshire), Painting
James Guthrie lived most of his life in the Sottish Borders. He was influenced by the French Realists and one of his notable works was A Hinds Daughter (1883).
A rather famous Scottish writer. Perhaps best known for crime fiction novels about a detective named, Sherlock Holmes. He was a prolific writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, historical novels and plays.
(Born 1859 in Glasgow in Glasgow City), Painting
Dugald Sutherland MacColl was a Scottish watercolour painter but was best known as an art writer and lecturer. One of his works was On The Terrace (1922).
(Born 1849 in Glasgow in Glasgow City), Painting
Sir David Murray was well known as a Scottish landscape painter. One of his notable works was My Love Has Gone A-Sailing which was exhibited in 1884 and purchased by the Chantrey Trustees for the Tate Gallery.