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Erskine, Stuart Richard [known as Ruaraidh Erskine of Mar] (1869–1960), political activist and Gaelic entrepreneur, was born at 1 Portland Place, Brighton, on 15 January 1869, second of the three sons of William Macnaghten Erskine, fifth Baron Erskine (1841–1913), army officer, and his wife, ...

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Fletcher, Andrew, of Saltoun (1653?–1716), Scottish patriot, political theorist, and book collector, was most probably born at Saltoun, in Haddingtonshire; a gap in the parish register between 1647 and 1660 leaves the precise date unknown, but 1653 is supported by a family record, and is more probable than 1655. He was the eldest son of ...

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Gibb, Andrew Dewar (1888–1974), jurist and Scottish nationalist, was born at the High Street, Paisley, Renfrewshire, on 13 February 1888, the son of William Fletcher Gibb (1855/6–1923), medical doctor, and his wife, Mary Jane, née Walker (1860/61–1948). He was educated at Trinity College, Glenalmond...

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Gibson, Thomas Hill [Tom] (1893–1975), Scottish nationalist, was born at 12 Whitevale Street, Glasgow, on 22 September 1893, the son of William Gibson, a mercantile clerk, and his wife, Mary, née Clement. He had a career in business, becoming secretary of the British Steel Federation...

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Gillies, Iain (1903–1989), Scottish nationalist, was born at 48 Dartmouth Park Hill, Islington, London, on 28 August 1903, his name at birth being registered as Ian Yothre Gillies, the son of William Gillies (1865–1932), export merchant and Scottish nationalist, and his wife, Mary Dott (...

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Gillies, William [Liam MacGille Iosa] (1865–1932), Scottish nationalist and Gaelic cultural activist, was born at 16 Upper Berkeley Street West, Paddington, London, on 23 December 1865, the son of Robert Gillies (1836–1909), a draper in the City of London, and his wife, Agnes, ...

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Graham, James, sixth duke of Montrose (1878–1954), marine engineer and Scottish nationalist, was born on 1 May 1878 at 35 Chester Square, London, the eldest of five children of Douglas Beresford Malise Graham, fifth duke of Montrose (1852–1925), and his wife, Violet Hermione (1854–1940)...

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MacCormick, Sir (Donald) Neil (1941–2009), jurist and Scottish nationalist, was born at Redlands Hospital, Glasgow, on 27 May 1941, the younger son of John MacDonald MacCormick (1904–1961), solicitor and Scottish nationalist, and his wife, Margaret Isobel, née Miller (1908–2003), social worker. He was educated at ...

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MacCormick, John MacDonald (1904–1961), Scottish nationalist, was born on 20 November 1904 at 12 Leslie Street, Glasgow, the son of Donald MacCormick, a sea captain, and his wife, Marion, née Macdonald. He was educated at Woodside School, Glasgow, and studied law at the ...

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Robert Douglas McIntyre (1913–1998) by Bob Landry, 1945 Bob Landry

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McIntyre, Robert Douglas (1913–1998), Scottish nationalist and medical practitioner, was born in Dalziel, near Motherwell, on 15 December 1913, the third son of the Revd John E. McIntyre and his wife, Catherine Morison. Educated at Hamilton Academy and Daniel Stewart's College, McIntyre went on to study medicine at the universities of ...

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Muirhead, Roland Eugene (1868–1964), Scottish nationalist and businessman, was born on 24 July 1868 at Lochwinnoch, Renfrewshire, Scotland, the second son of Andrew Muirhead (d. 1885), the owner of the Gryffe tannery, and his wife, Isabella Reid. He was educated in Glasgow high school...

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Murray, Andrew (d. 1297), patriot and soldier, came of a family, originally Flemish, which had settled in the province of Moray about the middle of the twelfth century. His father, Andrew Murray, was the lord of Petty, near Inverness, and of Avoch, in the ...

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(James) Lewis Thomas Chalmers Spence (1874–1955) by David Foggie, 1933 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Spence, (James) Lewis Thomas Chalmers (1874–1955), poet and Scottish nationalist, was born at Darlington Cottage, Seafield, Broughty Ferry, Forfarshire, on 25 November 1874, the eldest of four children of James Edward Kendall Spence, insurance agent and house proprietor, and his wife, Barbara Charlotte Chalmers...

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Wallace, Sir William (d. 1305), patriot and guardian of Scotland, is a man whose origins, once thought secure, have now become uncertain.

The name Wallace originally meant a Welshman, and William's descent has been confidently traced from a Ricardus Wallensis, or Richard Wallace...

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Douglas Cuthbert Colquhoun Young (1913–1973) by Lida Moser, 1949 courtesy Vincent Cianni Photographs / Lida Moser

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Young, Douglas Cuthbert Colquhoun (1913–1973), translator and Scottish nationalist, was born on 5 June 1913 at Abertay, William Street, Ferryport-on-Craig, Fife, the son of Stephen Young, a mercantile clerk, and his wife, Margaret Smart, née Black. He spent part of his childhood in ...