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List famous Scottish bands and solo musicians, listed by popularity with photos when available. These popular bands from Scotland come from a number of different musical genres, including rock, pop, metal, electronic, jam, punk and acoustic. These might not necessarily be the best Scottish bands, but this list contains a majority of the greatest bands from Scotland. Music lovers who are looking for new music to listen to can use this list of talented Scottish musicians to discover some great new bands and artists.

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This list answers the questions, "Which bands are from Scotland?" and "Which bands are popular in Scotland?"

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Annie Lennox is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Annie Lennox Blue-eyed soul, New Wave, Pop music

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Bon Scott is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Bon Scott Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Angus Young is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Angus Young Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Calvin Harris is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Calvin Harris Progressive music, Synthpop, New Wave

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David Byrne is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
David Byrne New Wave, Worldbeat, Experimental music

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Shirley Manson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Shirley Manson Pop music, Trip hop, Rock music

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Mark Knopfler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Mark Knopfler Celtic rock, Blues-rock, Rock music

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Donovan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Donovan British Invasion, Psychedelic folk, Psychedelic pop

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Franz Ferdinand is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Franz Ferdinand New Wave, Rock music, Dance-punk

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Ian Anderson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Ian Anderson Blues-rock, Rock music, Folk rock

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Susan Boyle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Susan Boyle Torch song, Pop music, Classical music

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Fish is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Fish Neo-progressive rock, Progressive rock

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Belle & Sebastian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Belle & Sebastian Jangle pop, Indie pop, Rock music

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Lulu is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Lulu Blue-eyed soul, Pop music, Rock music

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KT Tunstall is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
KT Tunstall Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Amy Macdonald is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Amy Macdonald Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Malcolm Young is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Malcolm Young Blues-rock, Rock music, Heavy metal

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Jack Bruce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Jack Bruce Blues-rock, Jazz fusion, Acid rock

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Sheena Easton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Sheena Easton Urban contemporary, Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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Alex Kapranos is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Alex Kapranos Indie pop, Alternative rock, Art rock

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Al Stewart is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Al Stewart Pop music, Rock music, Folk music

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Stuart Adamson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Stuart Adamson Celtic rock, New Wave, Rock music

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Barbara Dickson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Barbara Dickson Middle of the road

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John Paul Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
John Paul Young Pop music

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Colin Hay is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Colin Hay New Wave, Pop music, Rock music

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Gerry Rafferty is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Gerry Rafferty Blues-rock, Pop music, Rock music

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Sharleen Spiteri is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Sharleen Spiteri Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Tony Blair is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Evelyn Glennie is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Edwyn Collins is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Edwyn Collins Pop music, Rock music, Alternative rock

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Elizabeth Fraser is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Elizabeth Fraser Gothic rock, Trip hop, Rock music

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Jon Fratelli is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Jon Fratelli Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

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Midge Ure is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Midge Ure Synthpop, New Wave, Soft rock

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Tommy Smith is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Tommy Smith Orchestral jazz, Swing music, Classical music

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Guy Berryman is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Guy Berryman Alternative rock

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Ainslie Henderson is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Ainslie Henderson Acoustic music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

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Brian Robertson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Brian Robertson Blues-rock, Heavy metal, Rock and roll

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Jimmy McCulloch is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Jimmy McCulloch Rock music, Hard rock

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Michael Bruce is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Zal Cleminson is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Zal Cleminson Rock music

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Scott Shields is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Ian Bairnson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Ian Bairnson Soft rock

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Colin Currie is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Eddi Reader is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Eddi Reader Pop music, Folk music

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Billy Connolly is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland

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Ally Kerr is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Ally Kerr Pop music, Rock music

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John McDermott is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
John McDermott Pop music, Operatic pop, Celtic music

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Stuart Braithwaite is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Stuart Braithwaite Instrumental rock, Alternative rock, Post-rock

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Frankie Miller is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Frankie Miller Rock music, Folk rock

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Ray Wilson is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Bands from Scotland
Ray Wilson Rock music, Grunge, Pop rock