Dumfries and Galloway
This page: updated 13 June 2016

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Hall of Fame
Dumfries and Galloway

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

James Matthew Barrie
Playwright and novelist best known for Peter Pan.

Robert The Bruce

Robert The Bruce
Arguably the most famous Scotsman of all time.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns
Scottish poet and writer of traditional Scottish songs.

Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle
Scottish essayist, historian and influential social critic.

 

David Coulthard

David Coulthard
Formula 1 racing driver from Twynholm.

Samuel Crockett

Samuel Crockett
Writer inspired by Galloway landscape.

Henry Duncan

Henry Duncan
Founder of a great banking movement.

Jane Haining

Jane Haining
A missionary who died for her beliefs.

 

Calvin Harris

Calvin Harris
Scottish singer-songwriter and record producer.

Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan
Actor currently starring in "Outlander".

John Paul Jones

John Paul Jones
Upheld ideals of liberty and independence .

Jessie Marion King

Jessie Marion King
Artist best known for her book illustrations.

 

John Laurie

John Laurie
Actor most famous for 'Dad's Army'.

James Clerk Maxwell

James Clerk Maxwell
Scientist acclaimed as the father of modern physics.

William Nicholson

William Nicholson
The Bard of Galloway - an incomparable poet.

John Rogerson

John Rogerson
Private physician to Catherine the Great.

 

Thomas Telford

Thomas Telford
Scottish Civil Engineer.

The Wicker Man

The Wicker Man
Filmed on location in Dumfries & Galloway.

Ray Wilson

Ray Wilson
Singer with Stiltskin and in Genesis 1996 to 1998.

Other Nominations

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