Famous Journalists from Scotland

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 Borthwick
    Dec. at 90 (1913-2003)
    • Birthplace: Rutherglen, Scotland
    Alastair Charles Borthwick OBE (17 February 1913 – 25 September 2003) was a Scottish author and broadcaster whose books recorded the popularisation of climbing as a working class sport in Scotland, ...more
  • Alex Massie

    Alex Massie

    Age: 48
    Alex Massie (born 1 July 1974) is a Scottish freelance journalist commentator based in Edinburgh.
  • Alexander Chalmers
    Dec. at 74 (1759-1834)
    • Birthplace: Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    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 ...more
  • 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
  • Allan Cunningham
    Dec. at 57 (1784-1842)
    • Birthplace: Keir, Dumfries and Galloway, United Kingdom
    Allan Cunningham (7 December 1784 – 30 October 1842) was a Scottish poet and author.
  • Andrew Combe
    Dec. at 49 (1797-1847)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Andrew Combe (27 October 1797 – 9 August 1847) was a Scottish physician and phrenologist.