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

Examples include Andrew Lang and Iain Torrance.

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

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Alastair Charles Borthwick OBE was a Scottish author and broadcaster whose books recorded the popularisation of climbing as a working class sport in Scotland, and the Second World War from the perspective of an infantryman. ...more

Age: Died at 90 (1913-2003)

Birthplace: Rutherglen, United Kingdom

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Alex Massie


Alex Massie is a Scottish freelance journalist and libertarian commentator based in Edinburgh. ...more

Age: 42


Alexander Chalmers was a Scottish writer. He was born in Aberdeen. Trained as a doctor, he gave up medicine for journalism, and was for some time editor of the Morning Herald. Besides editions of the works of William Shakespeare, James Beattie, Henry Fielding, Samuel Johnson, Joseph Warton, ...more

Age: Died at 75 (1759-1834)

Birthplace: Eurasia, United Kingdom, Scotland, Aberdeen, United Kingdom, + more

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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

Age: Died at 70 (1822-1892)

Birthplace: Logierait, United Kingdom

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