Famous Judges from Scotland

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

This list has a variety of people in it, from David Lyndsay to George Mackenzie, 1st Earl of Cromartie.

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

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  • Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston

    Adam Cockburn, Lord Ormiston

    Dec. at 79 (1656-1735)
    Adam Cockburn, Laird of Ormiston, Lord Ormiston (1656 – 16 April 1735), was a Scottish administrator, politician and judge. He served as Commissioner for Haddington Constabulary in the parliaments of ...more
  • Adam Gifford, Lord Gifford

    Adam Gifford, Lord Gifford

    Dec. at 66 (1820-1887)
    • Birthplace: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    Adam Gifford, Lord Gifford FRSE (; 29 February 1820 Edinburgh – 20 January 1887) was a Scottish advocate and judge. He was the founder of the Gifford Lectures.
  • Alan Turnbull, Lord Turnbull

    Alan Turnbull, Lord Turnbull

    Age: 64
    Alan Turnbull, Lord Turnbull is a Scottish lawyer, and a Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts. He was one of the lead prosecutors in the Pan Am Flight 103 ...more
  • Alastair Campbell, Lord Bracadale

    Alastair Campbell, Lord Bracadale

    Age: 73
    • Birthplace: Skye, Scotland
    Alastair Peter Campbell, Lord Bracadale, QC is a retired senior Scottish judge.
  • Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck

    Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck

    Dec. at 76 (1706-1782)
    Alexander Boswell, Lord Auchinleck, 8th Laird of Auchinleck (1706–1782) was a judge of the supreme courts of Scotland. He was the father of the author and biographer James Boswell, and grandfather of ...more
  • Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont

    Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont

    Dec. at 65 (1675-1740)
    Alexander Hume-Campbell, 2nd Earl of Marchmont (1675 – 27 February 1740), was a Scottish nobleman, politician and judge.