Dumfries and Galloway Hall of Fame
The most famous person connected to Dumfries and Galloway is Robert Burns ... but there are other claims to fame to be made by the south west of Scotland:
- James Matthew Barrie
Playwright and novelist best known for Peter Pan.
- Robert The Bruce
Arguably the most famous Scotsman of all time.
- Robert Burns
Scottish poet and writer of traditional Scottish folk songs.
- Thomas Carlyle
Scottish essayist, historian and influential social critic.
- David Coulthard
Formula 1 racing driver from Twynholm.
- Samuel Crockett
Writer with prodigious output inspired by Galloway landscape.
- Henry Duncan
Founder of a great banking movement.
- Jane Haining
A missionary who died for her beliefs.
- Calvin Harris
Scottish singer-songwriter and record producer.
- John Paul Jones
Upheld ideals of liberty and independence from tyranny.
- Jessie Marion King
Artist and illustrator.
- John Laurie
Actor most famous for 'Dad's Army'.
- James Clerk Maxwell
Scientist acclaimed as the father of modern physics.
- William Nicholson
The Bard of Galloway.
- John Rogerson
Private physician to Catherine the Great.
- Thomas Telford
Scottish Civil Engineer.
- The Wicker Man
Filmed almost entirely on location in Dumfries and Galloway.
- Ray Wilson
Singer with Stiltskin and has been a front person for Genesis.
- Other Nominations
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