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List of famous Scottish inventors, listed loosely by relevance with photos when available. These are some of the greatest Scottish inventors that have helped make our lives easier by inventing things we use in our everyday lives. The inventions invented by each historic Scottish inventor are displayed next to the inventors name when available. These brilliant inventors from Scotland can also be sorted by various bits of information, such as what year and where the inventor was born.

A list made up of items like Sandford Fleming and James Black.

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James Dewar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 81 (1842-1923)

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Alexander Fleming is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 74 (1881-1955)

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John Loudon Mcadam is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Knotblackhawk added John Loudon Mcadam

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William Thomson, 1st Baron Kel... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 83 (1824-1907)

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William Playfair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 64 (1759-1823)

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Robert Stirling is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 88 (1790-1878)

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James Watt is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Knotblackhawk added Died at 83 (1736-1819)

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Thomas McCall is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Thomas McCall Died at 70 (1834-1904)

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Charles Macintosh is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 77 (1766-1843)

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John Boyd Dunlop is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 81 (1840-1921)

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John Logie Baird is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 58 (1888-1946)

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James Young is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 72 (1811-1883)

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Sandford Fleming is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 88 (1827-1915)

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James Black is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 86 (1924-2010)

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Alexander Graham Bell is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Knotblackhawk added Died at 75 (1847-1922)

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James Bowman Lindsay is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 63 (1799-1862)

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Dugald Clark is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Dugald Clark Died at 78 (1854-1932)

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David Bruce is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
David Bruce Died at 76 (1855-1931)

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David Brewster is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 87 (1781-1868)

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William Murdoch is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 85 (1754-1839)

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Sir William Fergusson, 1st Bar... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 69 (1808-1877)

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James Keir is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 85 (1735-1820)

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John Shepherd-Barron is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 85 (1925-2010)

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Ian Donald is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 77 (1910-1987)

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Robert Davidson is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Robert Davidson Died at 90 (1804-1894)

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John Robison is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 66 (1739-1805)

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John MacGregor is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 67 (1825-1892)

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James Chalmers is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
James Chalmers Died at 71 (1782-1853)

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William Symington is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
William Symington Died at 68 (1763-1831)

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John Aitken is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 80 (1839-1919)

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John James Richard Macleod is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Scottish Inventors List
Died at 59 (1876-1935)