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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Stirling and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Stirling, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Stirling include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Stirling alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Stirling 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 University of Stirling.

This list includes Iain Banks, Jackie Kay and more graduates.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Stirling?” and “Which celebrities are University of Stirling alumni?”

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Jackie Kay is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Poet, Novelist, Writer Jackie Kay MBE is a Scottish poet and novelist.

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Tommy Sheridan is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician Tommy Sheridan is a Scottish politician and co-convenor of Solidarity. Sheridan was active as a Militant tendency entryist in the Labour Party until 1989 when he was expelled, and became a ...more

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John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardo... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician, Historian, Social activist John Reid, Baron Reid of Cardowan is a British Labour Party politician. He was a Member of Parliament from 1987 to 2010, and served in the Cabinet under Prime Minister Tony Blair in a number of ...more

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Khoo Kheng-Hor is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Orator, Author, Writer Khoo Kheng-Hor is a Malaysian author and speaker on contemporary application of the 500 BC Chinese military treatise, The Art of War, by renowned military strategist Sun Tzu. In the 1990s, Khoo ...more

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Árni Mathiesen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician, Veterinarian Árni M. Mathiesen is an Icelandic politician. From September 2005 through 31 January 2009, he was Minister of Finance in Iceland. From 1999–2005 he was Minister of Fisheries. Mathiesen ...more

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Michael Connarty is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician Michael Connarty is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Linlithgow and Falkirk East since 2005, and a variation of the same seat since 1992.

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Jane Kelly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Jane Kelly is a journalist and artist, affiliated with the Stuckist art group. She was dismissed from the Daily Mail after exhibiting a painting of serial killer Myra Hindley.

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Jack McConnell is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician, Teacher Jack Wilson McConnell, Baron McConnell of Glenscorrodale is a Scottish politician and a Labour life peer in the House of Lords. He was the third First Minister of Scotland from 2001 to 2007. He ...more

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Kathleen Taylor is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Scientist, Science writer Kathleen E. Taylor is a research scientist in the Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics at the University of Oxford. In July 2012 she was appointed as a Science Fellow of the Institute ...more

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Richard Lochhead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Richard Lochhead Politician Richard Neilson Lochhead is a Scottish politician who has been the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and Environment since 2007 and the Scottish National Party Member of the Scottish ...more

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Iain Banks is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Iain Banks was a Scottish author. He wrote mainstream fiction under the name Iain Banks, and science fiction as Iain M. Banks, including the initial of his adopted middle name Menzies. Following ...more

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John Loughton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician John Roddy Loughton is a youth leader, civil society activist and motivational speaker who became prominent when he appeared on and won the British reality show Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack in ...more

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Eric Joyce is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician Eric Stuart Joyce is a British politician and former military officer, who became a member of parliament in 2000, and the MP for Falkirk, Scotland in 2005. Joyce served as a private in the Black ...more

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Gordon Banks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Gordon Banks Politician Gordon Raymond Banks is a British Labour Party politician, who has been the Member of Parliament for Ochil and South Perthshire since 2005.

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Catriona Matthew is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Golfer Catriona Isobel Matthew MBE is a Scottish professional golfer who plays mainly on the U.S.-based LPGA Tour and is also a member of the Ladies European Tour.

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Kenneth Gibson is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Kenneth Gibson Politician Kenneth James Gibson is a Scottish National Party politician and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Cunninghame North.

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Bill Butler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Bill Butler Bill Butler is a Scottish Labour Co-operative politician, candidate for the 2016 Scottish Parliament elections for Glasgow Anniesland and former MSP. He represented Glasgow Anniesland in the ...more

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Neil Davidson, Baron Davidson ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Politician, Lawyer Neil Forbes Davidson, Baron Davidson of Glen Clova, QC is a Scottish lawyer and former Advocate General for Scotland.

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Daniel Kawczynski is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Daniel Robert Kawczynski is a British Conservative Party politician and the Member for Parliament for Shrewsbury and Atcham in Shropshire, England. He was a Parliamentary Private Secretary at ...more

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Joseph Bristow is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Joseph Bristow Joseph Bristow is a professor of English literature at UCLA; he specializes in Nineteenth Century and Twentieth Century British Literature, and sexuality studies. He is most known for his books ...more

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Richie Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Richie Ramsay Professional golfer Richie Ramsay is a Scottish professional golfer who plays on the European Tour. In 2006, Ramsay became the first British golfer in almost a century to win the U.S. Amateur. He also won several ...more

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Robin Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Robin Ramsay Writer Robin Ramsay is a Scottish author, and co-founder and editor of the magazine, Lobster. Ramsay writes about politics and conspiracy theories. His books have been published by HarperCollins and ...more

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Scott Barrie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Scott Barrie Scott Barrie, is a Scottish Labour Party politician and former social worker. He represented Dunfermline West in the Scottish Parliament from 1999 to 2007, where he was a member of the ...more

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Gordon Sherry is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Gordon Sherry Golfer Gordon Sherry is a Scottish professional golfer most recognised for winning The Amateur Championship in 1995. Sherry enjoyed his greatest moments as an amateur, winning The Amateur Championship, ...more

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Alan Bissett is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Novelist, Playwright Alan Bissett is an author and playwright from Hallglen, an area of Falkirk in Scotland. After the publication of his first two novels, Boyracers and The Incredible Adam Spark, he became known ...more

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Bill Gammell is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Bill Gammell Sir William Benjamin Bowring Gammell, commonly known as Bill Gammell is a Scottish sportsman and industrialist.

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Fiona Ritchie is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Fiona Ritchie Fiona Karen Ritchie MBE is a Scottish radio broadcaster best known as the producer and host of The Thistle & Shamrock, an hour-long Celtic music program that airs weekly throughout the ...more

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Shirley-Anne Somerville is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Shirley-Anne Somerville Politician Shirley-Anne Somerville is a Scottish politician and was SNP MSP for the Lothians region from 2007 to 2011. She was also a director of Yes Scotland between May 2012 and November 2013.

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Mark Brazil is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Journalist, Author Dr Mark Andrew Brazil is a conservationist, author and journalist, particularly noted for his work on east Asian birds. Brazil was born in Worcestershire, England, and studied at Keele ...more

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Dario Floreano is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Dario Floreano Professor Dario Floreano is director of the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland. He is one of the pioneers in evolutionary ...more

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Ally McCrae is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Ally McCrae Ally McCrae is a radio DJ best known for presenting the BBC Introducing show on BBC Radio 1 with Jen Long. He previously presented the BBC Introducing in Scotland show until it ended in June ...more

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Grace Dent is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Grace Dent Grace Dent is an English journalist, author, and broadcaster. Dent writes mainly for The Independent, in which her opinion column appears every Wednesday and a television column every Saturday. ...more

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Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsfo... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous University Of Stirling Alumni
Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford Neil Brailsford, Lord Brailsford is a Scottish lawyer and Senator of the College of Justice, a judge of the country's Supreme Courts.