Sir Hugh Allan ( September 29, 1810 – December 9, 1882) was a Scottish-born Canadian financier and shipowner. In 1826, he emigrated to Canada and worked for a shipbuilding company in Montreal, Lower Canada, where he later founded the Allan Line of steamships. He was given the contract to build the Canadian Pacific Railway, but plans fell through in 1873 after the Pacific scandal. ...more on Wikipedia about "Hugh Allan"
Sir Iain Noble comes from a family of bankers. Although not a native Gaelic speaker he has learned the language and is now very supportive of Gaelic. He had a seminal involvement in the setting up of the Gaelic medium college Sabhal Mor Ostaig which is located in Sleat, Isle of Skye. Sir Iain also has many business interests on the Isle of Skye and is a director of a company Praban na Linne which produces a whisky called Te Bheac nan Eillen (literally a little (lady) from the island). ...more on Wikipedia about "Iain Noble"
Robert McGregor Innes Ireland, known as Innes Ireland ( 1930– 1993), was a Scottish military officer, engineer, and race car driver. He was a larger-than-life character who, according to a rival team boss, "lived without sense, without an analyst and provoked astonishment and affection from everyone." ...more on Wikipedia about "Innes Ireland"
Irvine Alan Stewart Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw (born 1943 in Keith in Banffshire) is a Scottish businessman, and a member of the House of Lords. ...more on Wikipedia about "Irvine Laidlaw, Baron Laidlaw"
Sir John Young Stewart, OBE (born 11 June 1939 in Milton, West Dunbartonshire), better known as Jackie Stewart, and nicknamed The Flying Scot, is a three-time Scottish Formula One racing champion. He is well-known in the United States as a commentator of racing television broadcasts where his Scottish accent made him a distinctive presence. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jackie Stewart"
James Boag I (born c. 1804, Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland - died 1890) was the founder and proprietor of J. Boag & Sons, owner of the Boag's Brewery in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Boag I"
James Chalmers was a native of Arbroath in Scotland who moved to Dundee and established himself there as a bookseller, printer and publisher, eventually serving as a Town Councillor and becoming Convener of the Nine Incorporated Trades. Like many mild-looking people, he seems to have been a slayer of the "dragons which retard progress", battling repeatedly in the cause of Burgh Reform, and fighting for the repeal of taxes on newspapers and newspaper advertisements, and the removal of the excise duty on paper. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Chalmers"
James Finlayson ( 1771- 1852) was a Scottish Quaker who, in effect, took the Industrial Revolution to Tampere, Finland. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Finlayson"
James Matheson ( 1796- 1878) born in Lairg was the son of a Scottish baronet and a trader in India. He attended Edinburgh's Royal High School and the University of Edinburgh. He moved to China and joined William Jardine in partnership to form Jardine Matheson. Matheson bought the Isle of Lewis in 1844 for a £190,000 and built Lews Castle. Matheson became a baronet in 1851. He was MP for the Ross and Cromarty constituency of the UK House of Commons from 1852 to 1868. He died in the south of France. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Matheson"
James Watt ( January 19, 1736 – August 25, 1819) was a Scottish inventor and engineer whose improvements to the steam engine were fundamental to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution. ...more on Wikipedia about "James Watt"
Jim Torbett created Celtic Boy's Club in 1966. The millionaire began a two-year prison term in November 1999 after newspapers revealed how he had abused Parkhead football hopefuls at his home in Sighthill, Glasgow. He was kicked out of Celtic in 1974 by Jock Stein after the abuse was finally discovered, but the allegations only came to light in public in 1996 when former Scotland star Alan Brazil spoke to the press. ...more on Wikipedia about "Jim Torbett"
Jimmy Logan, ( 4 April 1928 - 13 April 2001), ...more on Wikipedia about "Jimmy Logan"
The Right Honourable John Campbell Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott, KT, CBE, DSC (born 26 October 1924) is a Scottish peer. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Arbuthnott, 16th Viscount of Arbuthnott"
John Claudius Loudon ( April 8, 1783 - 1843) was a Scottish botanist. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Claudius Loudon" http://www.shortopedia.com, the smart choice. shortopedia
John Henry Anderson ( 1814 – 1874) was a professional magician, born in The Mearns, Scotland. Anderson is credited with helping bring the art of magic from street performances into theatres and presenting magic performances for the purpose to entertain and delight the audience. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Henry Anderson"
The Most Noble John Ker ( 1740 - 1804), 3rd Duke of Roxburghe, was a Scottish nobleman and bibliophile. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Ker, 3rd Duke of Roxburghe"
John Ritchie Findlay ( 21 October 1824 - 16 October 1898) was a Scottish newspaper owner and philanthropist. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Ritchie Findlay"
John Archibald Sinclair, 3rd Viscount Thurso (born 10 September 1953), known as John Thurso, is a Scottish businessman and Liberal Democrat politician. His right as a hereditary peer to sit in the House of Lords was abolished in 1999, but at the United Kingdom general election, 2001 he was elected to the House of Commons to represent Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross. The former constituency of Caithness and Sutherland had been held by his grandfather, Archibald Sinclair from 1922 until 1945. Archibald Sinclair was the 1st Viscount Thurso and a Liberal Party leader. John Thurso became the first hereditary peer of the United Kingdom allowed to sit in the Commons without first renouncing his title. He is currently Liberal Democrat Shadow Scotland Secretary. He has publically gone against party policy by declaring his support for nuclear power, and his criticism of 24-hour drinking. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Sinclair, 3rd Viscount Thurso"
John (Johnnie) Walker ( 1805 - 1859) was the originator of probably the world's most famous whisky brands. ...more on Wikipedia about "John Walker (whisky blender)"
Matthew Algie (born 1810) is the founder of the Matthew Algie company. ...more on Wikipedia about "Matthew Algie (person)"
Anderton, Phil ...more on Wikipedia about "Phil Anderton"
Ramsey Kanaan is an anarchist from Scotland, best known as a founder of the publisher and distributor AK Press. He was also involved in actions against the Poll tax in Britain during the Thatcher government. Also a founding member of the Peter Kropotkin Lonely Hearts Club. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ramsey Kanaan"
Robert Adam ( 3 July 1728 - 3 March 1792) was a Scottish architect, interior designer and furniture designer, born in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Adam"
Robert Fleming ( 1845 - 1933) was a wealthy merchant banker. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Fleming"
Sir Robert Gillespie Reid ( October 12, 1842, Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland – June 3, 1908) was a Scottish railway contractor most famous for building large railway bridges in Canada and the United States. From 1889 until his death, he built, owned, and operated the Newfoundland Railway. ...more on Wikipedia about "Robert Gillespie Reid" I wish I had a http://www.shortopedia.com. Scottish_business_people
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