John Muir helped federalise America’s national parks on a camping trip with President Roosevelt and yet he was relatively unknown in his native Scotland until the 1970’s.
There’s an old tale which states the career of Gavin Hastings, and by extension his younger brother Scott, two talismanic figures for Scottish rugby through most of the 80s and into the mid-90s, might not have happened were it not for a freak accident involving a car, the school rugby coach and young Gavin’s leg.
When Andrew Dobbie quit his job in 2012, he had a two-week old baby and £1000 in the bank. Since then, his brand-led digital marketing agency Made Brave has grown to accommodate 30 staff offering a full service agency working for clients in Scotland and beyond.
Without John Logie Baird kickstarting the home TV revolution, we would never have borne witness to the JFK assassination in Dallas, Nelson Mandela’s release from prison, the World Trade Centre attack, America electing a black President or the Tiananmen Square protest.
One of the top-3 influential physicists, alongside Einstein and Newton, and responsible for the greatest revelation in modern physics.
Robert Louis Stevenson is widely regarded as one of the greatest writers to come out of the flourishing Scottish literary scene.
Donald Dewar was the man who delivered devolution and became tagged “Father of the Nation” – but he hated the title.
Arthur Conan Doyle, the author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, has had an enormous influence on popular culture over the last century.
When Billy Letford received career advice from one of the country’s highest regarded literary figures, he initially brushed it off.
How is it a lowly Scottish immigrant from Dunfermline arose from poverty to become one of the richest men to have ever lived? Read more