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List of notable or famous engineers from Scotland, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in Scotland and even some popular engineers who immigrated to Scotland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Scottish engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known engineer from Scotland is included when available.

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This historic engineers from Scotland list can help answer the questions "Who are some Scottish engineers of note?" and "Who are the most famous engineers from Scotland?" These prominent engineers of Scotland may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Scottish engineers.

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Alan Stevenson FRSE MInstCE was a Scottish lighthouse engineer who was Engineer to the Board of Northern Lighthouses. Among his notable works is the Skerryvore Lighthouse. A member of the famous Stevenson family of engineers, eldest son of Robert Stevenson, and brother of David and Thomas Stevenson, ...more

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Age: Died at 58 (1807-1865)

Birthplace: Scotland

Profession: Civil engineer, Engineer

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Alexander Kennedy Smith was a Scottish/Australian engineer and former Mayor of Melbourne. ...more

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Age: Died at 57 (1824-1881)

Birthplace: Scotland

Profession: Politician, Civil engineer, Engineer

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Alexander Mackenzie, PC, a building contractor and newspaper editor, was the second Prime Minister of Canada, from November 7, 1873 to October 8, 1878. ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1822-1892)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Logierait

Profession: Journalist, Architect, Writer, Engineer

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Alexander Thom


Alexander "Sandy" Thom was a Scottish engineer most famous for his theory of the Megalithic yard, categorisation of stone circles and his studies of Stonehenge and other archaeological sites. ...more

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Age: Died at 91 (1894-1985)

Birthplace: Carradale, United Kingdom

Profession: Engineer