Famous Born in scotland
  • Gordon Ramsay

    Gordon Ramsay is a Scottish born British chef with his restaurants currently holding 14 Michelin stars. An injury prematurely put an end to any hopes of a promising career in football and he went back to college to complete a course in hotel management and trained with some of the world's leading chefs, such as Albert Roux and Marco Pierre White in London, and Guy Savoy and Joël Robuchon in France. He became chef of Aubergine in London, which within three years, was awarded two Michelin stars. He set up his first wholly owned and namesake restaurant, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay, which quickly received the most prestigious accolade in the culinary world “ three Michelin stars. Today, Restaurant Gordon Ramsay is London's longest-running restaurant to hold this prestigious title, and Ramsay is one of only four chefs in the UK to maintain three stars. He has opened a string of successful restaurants across the globe. He has also become a star of the small screen both in the UK and internationally. He is also an author of a number of books, many of which have become bestsellers around the world.

    Gordon Ramsay

  • Thomas Doherty

    Thomas Doherty is a Scottish actor who rose to popularity in the recent years for portraying Harry Hook in Disney's ˜Descendants 2' and Sean in the British musical drama sitcom, ˜The Lodge'. Doherty began acting at the age of five and became part of the Lothian Youth Arts and Musicals Company and appeared in multiple plays, including Disney's ˜Aladdin'. After graduating with a degree in music theatre from the MGA Academy, he signed with Olivia Bell Management in London. Initially, he supported himself by working as a waiter, while attending numerous auditions. In 2013, he made his screen debut with the television series ˜Dracula'. He subsequently appeared in multiple short films before landing the role of Harry Hook in ˜Descendants 2.' In 2016, he was cast in ˜The Lodge', a mystery and drama television show produced by Disney. Doherty is also set to appear in the upcoming dance romance ˜High Strung: Free Dance'.

    Thomas Doherty

  • Calvin Harris

    Adam Richard Wiles, renowned as Calvin Harris, is a Scottish singer, songwriter, DJ and record producer considered contemporarily as one of the most successful musicians in British popular culture. His journey into music started during his teens when he got drawn towards electronic music and started recording bedroom demos. Starting with his first studio album ˜I Created Disco' that debuted at #8 on the UK Albums Chart, he succeeded in creating magic with music in the years to come, producing several hit and chartbusting albums and singles. Among these his second studio album ˜Ready for the Weekend' topped the UK Albums Chart while ˜I'm Not Alone', its lead single, marked his first single to top the ˜UK Singles Chart'. His third studio album ˜18 Months' brought him international spotlight. It not only topped several international charts but also made its way to the US Billboard 200 chart reaching #19. Eight singles of the album and also the song ˜We Found Love' in collaboration with Rihanna reached the top 10 of UK Singles Chart marking the album the first of its kind to generate 9 top 10 singles thus surpassing record of Michael Jackson.

    Calvin Harris

  • David Tennant

    David Tennant is a well-known Scottish actor and voice actor known for his roles of the Tenth Doctor in the British TV series 'Doctor Who', Alec Hardy in the crime drama series 'Broadchurch', and Kilgrave in the Marvel web TV series ˜Jessica Jones.' He also had a role in the film 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire', the fourth film in the popular Harry Potter movie franchise. Born in West Lothian, Scotland, he decided to become an actor at a very early age, after being inspired by the British sci-fi series ˜Doctor Who'. He used to act during his school days as well. He also started taking Saturday classes at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama to hone his skills and frequently collaborated with the Royal Shakespeare Company. After appearing in small but challenging roles in several stage productions and TV series, he eventually bagged his first major role in the drama series ˜Takin' Over the Asylum.' In the ensuing years, he successfully established himself as a talented actor with powerful performances both on the small and the big screen.

    David Tennant

  • Connor Ball

    Connor Samuel John Ball is an English bassist and a member of the pop rock band, 'The Vamps'. He shot to stardom by uploading his videos of cover songs on YouTube. Inspired by the bands You Me at Six and All Time Low, he joined 'The Vamps' in 2012. Eventually, the band members also created their own channel, The Vamps: Night & Day, on June 25, 2012. It has garnered 3.1 million subscribers and 154 million views as of May 2018. Besides playing the bass guitar, Connor also performs backup vocals and plays the acoustic and electric guitars. The boys have toured with other bands like McFly and with artists like <a title='Selena Gomez' href='/famous/selena-gomez.htm'>Selena Gomez</a> and The Wanted. They also perform at different events and festivals in the United Kingdom. Having founded their own record label, Steady Records, they have released three studio albums and several hit singles till date.

    Connor Ball

  • Lewis Capaldi

    Singer, guitarist and pianist who experienced a meteoric rise thanks to his March 2017 single "Bruises," which made him the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify. His debut EP, Bloom, was released to much acclaim in October of that year. He has toured with the likes of <a title='Sam Smith' href='/famous/sam-smith.htm'>Sam Smith</a> and <a title='Niall Horan' href='/famous/niall-horan.htm'>Niall Horan</a>.

    Lewis Capaldi

  • Eric Wakeham

    TikTok star whose lip sync videos have won him a huge following. He has over 3 million followers on the platform. 

    Eric Wakeham

  • Callum Grant

    Variety content creator on TikTok who is best known for his comedy videos. He has more than 850,000 followers on his callum.grant7 account.

    Callum Grant

  • Karen Gillan

    Karen Gillan is a Scottish actress, director, and screenwriter best known for her role of Amy Pond in the science fiction series ˜Doctor Who.' Born and raised in Inverness in the Scottish highlands, she decided early on to become an actress and studied at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. During the initial years of her career, she appeared in many television series in minor roles. Eventually, she established herself as a popular television actress and ventured into films as well. She made her film debut at the age of 23 with a role in the British supernatural thriller film ˜Outcast'. She became internationally famous for her role of Nebula in the superhero movie ˜Guardians of the Galaxy'. After acting in several successful small screen and big screen projects, the ambitious lady expanded her repertoire to become a director and screenwriter as well. She played a lead role in the comedy drama film ˜The Party's Just Beginning', which she also wrote and directed. Besides acting, she is very passionate about social issues and helped promote Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC).

    Karen Gillan

  • Scott Major

    Scott Major is a Scottish YouTuber famous for posting gaming videos on his channel. He launched his channel titled ˜Dangthatsalongname' in 2013 with 'Trending Apps' as his first video. Since then, Major has posted a variety of gaming content mainly focusing on Minecraft and Sims. Till date, his channel has earned over 391k subscribers and about 57 million views. Besides YouTube, the Scottish gamer has a huge fan base on Twitter and Instagram as well. As of April 2018, he has about 52k and 78k followers respectively on these social platforms. On a personal note, Major is a very classy and handsome boy. Recently he disclosed to his audience that he is gay. He received a lot of support and love from his fans on coming out of the closet. By openly declaring his homosexuality, he has become an inspiration for many young people who are struggling with their own sexual identities.

    Scott Major

  • Ewan McGregor

    Ewan McGregor is an eminent Scottish actor who is best-known for his roles in ˜Trainspotting' and the ˜Star Wars' prequel trilogy, which gave him his two biggest career breakthroughs. He is the entrepreneur of ˜Natural Nylon' and has appeared in a number of low-budget, artsy Hollywood films before he was offered the indelible roles of ˜Mark Renton' and ˜Jedi Obi-Wan Kenobi'. His on-screen charisma and his dapper-good-looks gathered a cult following around the world and also got him noticed for challenging roles in non-commercial, inventive films like ˜Down With Love' and ˜Moulin Rouge!'. Apart from acting for films, he is also a theatre artist and has appeared in a number of theatrical productions including, ˜Little Malcolm and His Struggles against the Eunuchs', ˜Guys and Dolls' and ˜Othello'. His acting capabilities earned him the respect of his contemporaries and even though his choices of roles were a little different from his counterparts, he was lauded for his confidence in being able to pull them off. He is a keen motorcyclist and has partaken in a number of motorcycle marathons. Additionally, he indulges in numerous interesting adventures and has traveled long distances around the globe. He is currently married and is also involved in various humanitarian charities. Scroll further for more.

    Ewan McGregor

  • Susan Boyle

    Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who is best known for her successful stint on the talent show ˜Britain's Got Talent.' The show paved her way to became one of the most talked-about contemporary singers. In November 2009, she released her debut album, ˜I Dreamed a Dream,' and garnered phenomenal success. It became the highest-selling British debut album of all time. The album topped the ˜Billboard 200' chart for six weeks following its release. Two singles from the album, ˜I Dreamed a Dream' and ˜Wild Horses,' topped a number of music charts that year. By the end of a year of being an active musician, Susan was already a superstar. She released five more albums, which were all fairly successful, and proved that her remarkable performances on ˜Britain's Got Talent' did not happen by fluke. By now, she has sold more than 25 million copies of her albums worldwide and has earned two ˜Grammy' nominations. She has also been associated with several charitable causes.

    Susan Boyle