Adam Smith, 1723 - 1790, was a Scottish philosopher and political economist whose great work, The Wealth of Nations, is considered to be the first modern book on economics and still highly regarded today.
Famous Scots Notebooking Pages
When you are learning about famous Scots, our collection of notebooking pages might come in handy! We've got royals, politicians, scientists, inventors, economists, explorers, authors, heros and heroines...
Sir Alexander Fleming, 1881 – 1955, was a Scottish biologist, pharmacologist and botanist. He wrote many articles on bacteriology, immunology, and chemotherapy but is best known for his discovery of the antibiotic penicillin.
Alexander Graham Bell, 1847 – 1922) is best remembered for having invented the first telephone. In fact he had many inventions during his lifetime.
Andrew Bonar Law, 1858 – 1923), more commonly called known as just Bonar Law, was leader of the Conservative Party from 1911 to 1921 and Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for just over 200 days, in 1922-23.
Arthur Balfour, more properly 1st Earl of Balfour, 1848 – 1930, was a wealthy landowner and Conservative politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1905.
Arthur Conan Doyle, 1859 – 1930, was a Scottish doctor and author, best known for his books about the detective Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson.
Bonnie Prince Charlie, 1720 - 1788, known during his lifetime as The Young Pretender but actually named Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart, was what we call a "pretender" to the thrones of England, Scotland, and Ireland.
Captain William Kidd, 1645 – 1701), was a Scottish sailor - or privateer, or pirate, depending on which way you look at it! He was tried and executed for piracy after returning from a voyage to the Indian Ocean.
David Hume, 1711 – 1776, was a Scottish philosopher and historian. He was an important part of the history of Western philosophy and the Scottish Enlightenment.
David Livingstone, 1813 – 1873, was a Scottish missionary and explorer in Africa. He was a popular national hero in Victorian Britain, a real "Indiana Jones"!
George Hamilton-Gordon, 4th Earl of Aberdeen, 1784 – 1860), was a politician (Tory, Conservative and Peelite), a diplomat and a landowner. He was Prime Minister of the UK from 1852 until 1855.
Flora MacDonald, 1722 – 1790), was a Jacobite supporter who helped Bonnie Prince Charlie escape from the Island of Benbecula in the Outer Hebrides. The Prince had taken refuge there after the Battle of Culloden.
James Gordon Brown, 1951 - present, is a British Labour Party politician who was Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Labour Government from 1997 to 2007, then Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Labour Party from 2007 until 2010.
Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman, 1836 – 1908) was Prime Minister of the UK from 1905 to 1908 and Leader of the Liberal Party from 1899 to 1908.
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1860 – 1937) is better known as J M Barrie, the Scottish author who created Peter Pan. He grew up and was educated in Scotland but moved to London as a young man.
James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots and Lord Darnley, became James I of England in 1602. Here are some notebooking pages with his Scottish title.
John Buchan, 1875 – 1940, was a Scottish politician and diplomatic but is best known as the author of adventure fiction, particularly The Thirty Nine Steps.
John Knox (c. 1514 – 1572) was a Scottish clergyman and a leader of the Protestant Reformation. He is considered to be the founder of the Presbyterian denomination in Scotland.
Joseph Lister, 1827-1912, made huge advances in surgery by introducing antiseptic practices and insisting on sterilising instruments and wounds. Although not Scottish, he made most of his pioneering experiments while working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Kenneth Grahame, 1859-1932, is best known as the author of the very popular The Wind in the Willows with its hero, the headstrong Mr Toad. Choose from two designs of our notebooking paper, the first of which also has space for a picture.
Mungo Park (1771 to 1806) was a Scottish explorer famous for being the first European to travel along much of the River Niger in Africa. He had one very successful expedition and wrote a well-respected account of his journey, but his second expedition to Africa ended in disaster and death.
Use our notebooking pages to write about Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (1900 – 2002), wife of King George VI and mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
Robert Roy MacGregor (1671 – 1734), more commonly known as Rob Roy, was a Scottish folk hero and outlaw.
Use our notebooking pages to write about Robert Burns. Notebooking page 1 has space for a drawing too.
Studying novelists? You can use our notebooking pages to write about Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 –1894) who was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer.
You can use our notebooking pages to write about Robert I, or Robert the Bruce, king of Scotland from 1306 to 1329. He led Scotland in the Wars of Scottish Independence in the late 13th, early 14th centuries.
You can use our notebooking pages on Thomas Telford to write about this "Colossus of Roads", the Scottish civil engineer, architect and stonemason, who built many roads and bridges in England and Scotland in his lifetime, 1757-1834.
Sir Walter Scott (1771 to 1832) was a Scottish novelist, poet and playwright, best known perhaps for Ivanhoe, Rob Roy and The Lady of the Lake. You can write about him using our notebooking pages...