Made in Perth | People


Find out about people who were born in, who have lived in, who have made a significant visit or contribution to, or who otherwise have a connection with the city of Perth and its surrounding area.

 

A

Adam Abel ~ Chronicler

 

Henry Adamson ~ Poet and Historian

 

Patrick Adamson ~ Religious Figure and Writer

 

Adam Anderson ~ Schoolmaster, Engineer, and Professor of Natural Philosophy

 

Saint Adomnán of Iona

 

Isabel Allison ~ Covenanter

 

Andrew ~ Bishop of Caithness

 

William Archer ~ Dramatic Critic, Playwright, and Translator of Ibsen

 

Robert Archibald Armstrong ~ Lexicographer

 

William Arnot ~ Free Church Minister

 

Kitty Atholl (Katherine Murray) ~ Politician and Scotland’s First Woman MP

 

B

George Ballingall ~ Military Surgeon and Medical Pioneer

 

Edward Balliol ~ King of Scotland

 

Patrick Bannerman ~ Minister, Writer, and Religious Radical

 

Alexander Balmain Bruce ~ Minister and Theologian

 

James Barbour ~ Communist Councillor

 

Hugh Barclay ~ Judge and Writer on Legal Matters

 

John Barclay ~ Anatomist

 

John Evelyn Barlas ~ Poet and Anarchist-Communist

 

Arthur Kinmond Bell ~ Distiller and Whisky Magnate

 

Charles Bisset ~ Surgeon and Military Engineer

 

Patrick Blair ~ Botanist, Surgeon, and Anatomist

 

John Blaw of Castlehill, Culcross ~ Jacobite

 

John Blow (Blaw) Printer and Bookseller

 

James Bonar ~ Economist

 

George Scott Boyd ~ Biochemist

 

General Edward Braddock ~ Military Officer

 

Andrew Brodie ~ Covenanter

 

Mary Brooksbank ~ Revolutionary, Poet, and Songwriter

John Brown ~ Minister, Professor of Theology

John Brown of Priesthill ~ Covenanter

 

James Browne ~ Journalist, Writer, and Editor

 

Charles Bruce ~ Colonial Governor and Imperialist

 

Michael Bruce ~ Poet

 

Alexander Bryce ~ Mathematician and Church of Scotland Minister

 

Alexander Buchan ~ Meteorologist

 

Anna Buchan – O. Douglas ~ Writer

 

John Buchan ~ Author and Statesman

 

James Buchan ~ Arthur Dewar ~ Charlie Gallagher ~ Adam Craig Gilchrist ~ Bill MacDonald ~ Justin Langer ~ Jimmy Whyte 

 

Dugald Buchanan ~ Gaelic Poet

 

John Lanne Buchanan ~ Writer

 

T. R. Buchanan ~ Politician

 

Agnata Frances (Ramsay) Butler ~ Classical Scholar

 

C

James Calder ~ Distiller

 

James Clark Cameron ~ Medical Doctor and Chair of the BMA

 

Sir David Young Cameron ~ Painter

 

Neil Cameron ~ Marshall of the RAF

 

Paul Cameron ~ Pitlochry’s Photographer

 

Robert Campbell ~ Glencoe Massacre

 

Robert Campbell of the Yukon ~ Explorer

 

Henry Campbell-Bannerman ~ Liberal MP, Secretary of the War Office, Secretary for Ireland, Prime Minister

 

David Cargill ~ Covenanter

 

Robert Carver ~ Composer

 

Winifred Anna Cavendish-Bentinck ~ Avian Rights Activist

 

Christie Cleek ~ Cannibal

 

William Cleland (c1661-1689) ~ Scottish Covenanting Poet and Soldier

 

James Connolly ~ Socialist, Revolutionary, Trade Unionist, and Republican

 

Helen Crawfurd ~ Political Activist, Suffragette and Red Cydesider

 

James Crichton – Admirable Crichton

 

James Croll ~ Physicist

 

Oliver Cromwell ~ Bourgeois  Revolutionary and Soldier

 

John Cunningham ~ Historian and Minister

 

Robert Cunninghame-Graham ~ Politician, Writer, and Founder of the Scottish Labour Party

 

D

John Alexander Dewar ~ Distiller

 

William Croft Dickinson ~ Historian

 

James Donn ~ Botanist and Horticulturalist

 

Frederick Douglass ~ Abolitionist and Statesman

 

Gavin Douglas ~ Poet

 

David Douglas ~ Botanist and Explorer

 

General Robert Douglas ~ Soldier

 

Alexander Dow ~ Army Officer and Writer

 

Alexander Drummond ~ the Auchterarder Warlock

 

Anabella Drummond ~ Wife of 1st Earl of Montrose

 

James Eric Drummond ~ Diplomat

 

Peter Robert Drummond ~ Bookseller and Agriculturist

 

Victoria Alexandrina Drummond ~ Marine Engineer

 

Alexander Duff ~ Professor of Missionary Studies, Evangelist, and founder of the University of Calcutta

 

Thomas Duncan ~ Painter

 

Henry Dundas ~ Lawyer and Politician

 

E

 

F

Major General William Farquhar ~ Founder of Singapore

 

David Farquharson ~ Landscape Painter

 

Adam Ferguson ~ Philosopher and Chaplain to the Black Watch

 

J. D. Fergusson ~ Painter

 

Jane Findlater and Mary Findlater ~ Writers

 

Neil Forsyth ~ Opera House Manager

 

G

Patrick Geddes ~ Biologist, Sociologist, Geographer, Philanthropist and Pioneering Town Planner

 

William Geddes and the Blairgowire School of Painting

 

James Edward Gordon ~ Politician and Religious Activist

 

Alan Gorrie and the Average White Band

 

Niel Gow ~ Musician and Composer

 

James (Gillespie) Graham ~ Architect

 

John Graham (Viscount Dundee) Royalist Soldier, Nobleman, and Jacobite

 

Robert Graham ~ Town Clerk

 

Thomas Graham ~ Soldier and Politician

 

Francis Grant ~ Portrait Painter and Painter of Sporting Scenes

 

General James Hope Grant ~ Soldier

 

Thomas Gray ~ Author and Poet

 

John Gregson ~ Actor

 

John Grierson ~ Documentary Film Maker

 

Christopher William Graham Guest ~ Judge

 

H

Patrick Haldane ~ Politician and Lawyer

 

Hugh Haliburton ~ Poet

 

Charles Frederick Hempel ~ Organist and Composer

 

Hamish Henderson ~ Poet and Songwriter

 

William Henderson ~ Medical Doctor

 

David Octavius Hill ~ Painter and Photographer

 

Henry Home ~ Lord of Session

 

John Burns Hynd ~ Trade Unionist and Labour MP

 

I

 

J

Gordon Jackson ~ Actor

 

St John of Dunkeld ~ Scottish Saint

 

Robert Johnson ~ Draughtsman and Engraver

 

K

Arthur Keith ~ Curator, Anthropologist, and Anatomist

 

John Scott Keltie ~ Geographer

 

James Peeble Ewing Kennaway ~ Novelist & Screenwriter

 

Marjory Kennedy Fraser ~ Singer and Folk-song Collector

 

L

Henry Duncan Littlejohn ~ Professor of Medical Jurisprudence

 

Lena Login ~ Courtier

 

Angus Lennie ~ Actor

 

James Lorimer ~ Professor of Public Law

 

M

John MacDiarmid ~ Writer

 

Hugh MacDiarmid ~ Poet and Political Activist

 

James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie ~ Politician

 

James Mackenzie ~ Medical Pioneer

 

William Macdonald Mackenzie ~ Architect

 

Johannes Machabeus ~ Dominican Prior and Professor of Theology

 

Lawrence MacDonald ~ Sculptor

 

Rob Roy MacGregor (1671-1734) ~ Farmer and Cattle-dealer

 

Charles MacKay ~ Journalist and Songwriter

 

Alexander Mackenzie ~ Canada’s Second Prime Minister

 

Thomas Maclagan ~ Medical Pioneer

 

Ian Maclaren ~ Author and Theologian

 

John Maclean ~ Revolutionary & Educator

 

John James Rickard Macleod~ Nobel Prize Winner and Developer of Insulin

 

David Mallet (Malloch) ~ Poet and Songwriter

 

Thomas Hay Marshall ~ Magistrate and Baillie

 

Patrick Matthew of Gourdiehill ~ Arboriculturist and Evolutionist

 

James Maxton ~ Orator and Politician

 

Donald Maxwell ~ Opera Singer

 

James McGregor ~ Minister and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland

 

Professor Donald B McIntyre ~ Mountaineer, Piper, Scholar, and Writer

 

Archibald Menzies ~ Naturalist and Surgeon

 

Naomi Mitchison ~ Poet and Writer

 

David Morrison ~ Chartist Leader and Trade Unionist

 

Oswald Mosely ~ Leader of British Union of Fascists

 

Lord George Murray ~ Jacobite General

 

William Murray, first Earl of Mansfield ~ Judge and Politician

 

James Murray ~ Assassin and Radical

 

John Mylne ~ Master Mason

 

The Mylne Family ~ Master Masons

 

N

Martin Niemoller ~ Pastor and Defier of Adolf Hitler

 

Eliza Ogilvy ~ Poet and Letter Writer

 

Caroline Oliphant – Lady Nairne ~ Poet

 

P

Richard Parker ~ Seaman and Mutineer

 

James Peeble Ewing Kennaway ~ Novelist and Screenwriter

 

Pontius Pilate ~ Roman Procurator of Judaea

 

Edgar Allan Poe ~ Writer

 

Q

 

R

John Ramsay ~ Owner of Ochtertyre Estate

 

John Robertson Reid ~ Soldier and Musician

 

Robert Reid ~ Architect

 

Robert Gillespie Reid ~ Bridge and Railway Builder

 

William Ritichie ~ Scientist and Mathematician

 

John Monteath Robertson ~ Crystallographer

 

Annie Erskine Robinson ~ Suffragist, Socialist and Pacifist

 

Thomas Ross ~ Architect

 

John Row ~ Religious Reformer and Hebrew Scholar

 

Patrick Ruthven ~ Soldier

 

The Ruthven Family and the Gowrie Conspiracy

 

S

St William of Perth (St William of Rochester) ~ Martyr

 

Robert Sandeman ~ Promoter of the Glasite Church

 

Lord Sands ~ Politician, Lawyer, Church Advisor, and Educationalist

 

The Sandemans of Springland

 

John Henry Saville ~ Perth Theatre and Opera House

 

Thomas Semton ~ Clergyman and Moderator of the Church of Scotland

 

George Seton ~ Civil Servant, Historian, and Genealogist

 

William Shakespeare ~ Actor, Poet, Playwright, and Dramatist

 

William Simpson ~ Watercolourist and Journalist

 

Duleep Singh ~ Maharajah of Lahore and King of the Sikh Empire

  

Thomas Small ~ Covenanter

 

Thomas Smeaton ~ Theologian

 

Robert Smirke ~ Architect

 

Jess Smith – Writer, Historian, and Traditional Storyteller

 

William Soutar – Poet and Diarist

 

Robert Southey ~ Poet

 

John Stalker ~ Theologian

 

Alexander Stewart ~ Shoemaker and Gaelic Scholar

 

Belle Stewart ~ Singer, Poet, and Songwriter

 

Daniel Stewart ~ Benefactor

 

David Stewart ~ Soldier and Historian

 

Daniel Stewart ~ Master of the Court of Exchequer

 

Andy Stewart ~ Singer and Entertainer

 

Robert Louis Stevenson ~ Author

 

Robert Stirling ~ Clergyman and Inventor

 

(Robert) Douglas Strachan ~ Stained Glass Artist

 

John Strang ~ Religious Figure and Principal of Glasgow University

 

John Proudfoot Strattons ~ Surgeon and Governmental Official

 

Lieutenant-General Robert Stuart of Annat and Rait

 

Robert Stuart ~ Historian and Writer

 

Lieutenant-General Robert Stuart ~ Soldier

 

James Archibald Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie ~ Statesman

 

T

Thomas Telford ~ Engineer

 

Thomas Thomson ~ Professor of Chemistry

 

William Thomson ~ Writer

 

Ramsay Heatley Traquair ~ Palaeontologist

 

Threipland Family ~ Merchant Family of Perthshire

 

Thomas Tullidelph ~ Minister and University Principal

 

Patrick Torry ~ Scottish Episcopal Bishop of St Andrews, Dunkeld, and Dunblane

 

John Tulloch ~ Theologian

 

Lawrence Tuttiett ~ Minister, Poet, and Hymn Writer

 

U

 

V

 

W

William Wallace ~ Mathematician

 

Robert Watt ~ Revolutionary or Police Informer

 

John Wedderburn ~ Jacobite Army Officer

 

John Welwood ~ Covenanting Minister

 

David Wemyss ~ Jacobite Army Officer

 

Francis Buchanan White ~ Entomologist

 

Sir Alexander Frederick Whyte ~ Politician

 

William first Earl of Gowrie

 

Bill Wilkie ~ Accordionist, Entertainer, Dance band Leader, and Impresario

 

Frederick Charles Wilton ~ Stage Manager and Actor

 

General James Wolfe ~ Soldier & Conqueror of Quebec

 

John Wood ~ Geographer

 

Vernon Woodward ~ Fighter Ace

 

William Wordsworth ~ Poet

 

X

 

Y

James Young ~ Inventor, Agricultural Engineer, and Philanthropist

 

Thomas Young or Yonge ~ Minister and Religious Figure

 

Thomas Young ~ Religious Figure, Writer, and Teacher

 

Z