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FFFor such a small country, Scotland has produced some of the greatest minds and the most significant inventions to shape the modern world as we know it today. The Scots have a lot to be proud of, here are just a few...

Adhesive Postage Stamps
Scot James Chalmers

Anaesthetics
James Simpson

Antisepsis
Joseph Lister

Artificial Diamonds
no name

Reaping Machine
Patrick Bell

Bank of England

Latent Heat
Joseph Black (1728-1799)

Brownian movement
Robert Brown

Buicks
David Dunbar Buick - (died 1929)

Cloud Chamber
Charles Thomson Rees Wilson(1869 -1959)

Chemical Bonds
Thomas Graham (1805 - 1869)

Penicillin (1928)
Sir Alexander Fleming

The Decimal Point
John Napier

Documentary Films

Economics
Adam Smith

Encyclopedia Britannica

Engineering Sciences

Fax Machines (early 19th Century)
A Blacksmith from Dumfries

First Cloned Mammal 'Dolly' The Sheep
(Edinburgh 1997)

Flailing Machines (1784)
Andrew Meikle

Geosciences (1785)
James Hutton

Golf (15th Century)
Edinburgh

Ivanhoe, Waverley, etc...
Sir Walter Scott

Hypodermic Syringes

Kelvin Scale
William Thompson

Percussion Powder (1809)
Alexander Forsyth

Logarithms (1615)
John Napier

Maxwell's Equations
James Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)

Marmalade
Dundee Businessman

Mackintosh Raincoats
Scottish Highlands

Macadamized Roads
(Tarmac)
John Loudon McAdam

Microwave Ovens (1940's)

Colloid Chemistry
Thomas Graham (1805 - 1869)

Breech-Loading Rifle
Partrick Ferguson (1744-1780)

Tubular Steel
Sir William Fairbairn (1789-1874)

Quinine
George Cleghorn (1716-1794)

Pneumatic Tyres (1888)
John Boyd Dunlop

Hollow Pipe Drainage
Sir Henry Dalrymple (1700-1753)

Peter Pan
J.M. Barrie

Radar
Sir Robert Watson-Watt

Paleobiology (1815)
William Nicol

Polarization (1828)
William Nicol

Cure for Scurvy
anon Edinburgh Man

Halloween
Scottish Tradition on All Hallow's Eve

Refrigerators (1876)
James Harrison

Discovery of the Planet Neptune (1846)
John Adams

Bakelite
Sir James Swinburne

Iron Bridges
Thomas Telford

Sociology
Adam Ferguson (1723-1816)

Steam Engine
James Watt

Telephones (1876)
Alexaner Graham Bell

Thermos Flasks
Sir James Dewar

The Telegraph
The Scots Magazine (1753)

Television
(1922) - John Logie Baird

Stereotype (1727)
William Ged

Sulphuric Acid
John Roebuck

Steam-Hammer (1839)
James Nasmyth

Cure for Insomnia (1998)
Dr.Christine Carmichael

Paraffin
James Young

Sherlock Holmes
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Wind in The Willows
Kenneth Grahame

Treasure Island
Robert Louis Stevenson

Jekyll and Hyde
Robert Louis Stevenson

Auld Lang Syne
Robert Burns

King Arthur
Evidence of Scottish Links

Harry Potter
J.K. Rowling

Dandy, Beano, Children's Comics etc..
D.C.Thompsons

Oor Wullie & the Broons
D.C.Thompsons

Whisky

US Navy
John Paul Jones

Chilean Navy
Lord Thomas Cochrane

 
 


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