Famous Engineers from Scotland

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
    Dec. at 58 (1807-1865)
    • Birthplace: Scotland
    Alan Stevenson FRSE LLD MInstCE (28 April 1807– 23 December 1865) was a Scottish civil engineer, known for designing and building lighthouses in and around Scotland.
  • Alexander Kennedy Smith
    Dec. at 56 (1824-1881)
    • Birthplace: Scotland
    Alexander Kennedy Smith (7 July 1824 – 16 January 1881) was a Scottish/Australian engineer and former Mayor of Melbourne.
  • Alexander Mackenzie
    Dec. at 70 (1822-1892)
    • Birthplace: Logierait, United Kingdom
    Alexander Mackenzie most commonly refers to: Alexander Mackenzie (explorer) (1764–1820), explorer and commercial partner of the North West Company Alexander Mackenzie (politician) (1822–1892), ...more
  • Alexander Thom

    Alexander Thom

    Dec. at 91 (1894-1985)
    • Birthplace: Carradale, United Kingdom
    Alexander "Sandy" Thom (26 March 1894 – 7 November 1985) was a Scottish engineer most famous for his theory of the Megalithic yard, categorisation of stone circles and his studies of Stonehenge and ...more
  • Benjamin Blyth II
    Dec. at 67 (1849-1917)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Benjamin Hall Blyth FRSE (25 May 1849 – 13 May 1917), often called Benjamin Blyth II, was a Scottish civil engineer.
  • Benno Schotz

    Benno Schotz

    Dec. at 93 (1891-1984)
    • Birthplace: Estonia
    Benno Schotz (28 August 1891 Arensburg – 11 October 1984 Glasgow) was an Estonian-born Scottish sculptor, and one of twentieth century Scotland's leading artists.