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List of famous alumni from Kilmarnock Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Kilmarnock Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Kilmarnock Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Kilmarnock Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Kilmarnock Academy.

Items include everything from Alexander Fleming to John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Kilmarnock Academy?” and “Which celebrities are Kilmarnock Academy alumni?”
Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Kilmarnock Academy Alumni
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Sir Alexander Fleming, FRSE, FRS, FRCS was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy. His best-known discoveries are the enzyme lysozyme in 1923 and the antibiotic substance penicillin from the mould Penicillium notatum in 1928, for which he shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Howard Florey and Ernst Boris Chain. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 74 (1881-1955)

Birthplace: Lochfield

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John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Kilmarnock Academy Alumni
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John Boyd Orr, 1st Baron Boyd-Orr CH, DSO, MC, FRS, known as Sir John Boyd Orr from 1935 to 1949, was a Scottish teacher, doctor, biologist and politician who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his scientific research into nutrition and his work as the first Director-General of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. He was the co-founder and the first President of the World Academy of Art and Science. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Died at 91 (1880-1971)

Birthplace: Kilmaurs, United Kingdom

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William McIlvanney is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Kilmarnock Academy Alumni
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William McIlvanney is a Scottish writer of novels, short stories, and poetry. McIlvanney is a champion of gritty yet poetic literature; his works Laidlaw, The Papers of Tony Veitch, and Walking Wounded are all known for their portrayal of Glasgow in the 1970s. He is regarded as "the father of 'Tartan Noir’" and Scotland's Albert Camus. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kilmarnock, United Kingdom

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Billy Kay is a writer, broadcaster and language activist. Born in Galston, East Ayrshire, Scotland in 1951, he studied English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. His study on the history and current status of the Lowland Scots language, Scots: The Mither Tongue, is his most notable work, which was even made into a television series. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 67

Birthplace: Galston, United Kingdom

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