First mass produced TV set, sold 1946-1947

19 wonderful inventions you probably didn’t know were Scottish

For such a wee country, Scotland has made a huge contribution to the advancement of the modern world, not just in science and engineering but also in art and design.

Here are 19 exciting inventions that you may or may not know originated in Scotland. Main picture: Everyone knows a Scot invented Television (Wikimedia)

Apprentice baker, Sir Alexander Grant, is credited with inventing our favourite tea dunker. Originally from Forres, Sir Grant moved to Edinburgh in 1887 where he became assistant to biscuit-maker Robert McVitie.

1. Digestive Biscuits

Apprentice baker, Sir Alexander Grant, is credited with inventing our favourite tea dunker. Originally from Forres, Sir Grant moved to Edinburgh in 1887 where he became assistant to biscuit-maker Robert McVitie.
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The first recorded instance of artificial refrigeration was unveiled by physicist and chemist William Cullen at Glasgow University in 1748.

2. The Refrigerator

The first recorded instance of artificial refrigeration was unveiled by physicist and chemist William Cullen at Glasgow University in 1748.
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Dundee born Williamina Fleming, who has the coolest backstory ever, worked at the Harvard College Observatory discovering hundreds of stars and most famously the Horsehead Nebula.

3. The Horsehead Nebula

Dundee born Williamina Fleming, who has the coolest backstory ever, worked at the Harvard College Observatory discovering hundreds of stars and most famously the Horsehead Nebula.
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James Braid was a Scottish surgeon from Portmoak, in Kinross-shire, and is regarded as the first genuine 'hypnotherapist'. Braid first experimented with hypnotherapy on his wife, a friend, and a servant.

4. Hypnotherapy

James Braid was a Scottish surgeon from Portmoak, in Kinross-shire, and is regarded as the first genuine 'hypnotherapist'. Braid first experimented with hypnotherapy on his wife, a friend, and a servant.
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