Scottish Scientists & Inventors
Invented the telephone and promoted communication for the disadvantaged.
Invented the waterproof coat which now bears his name.
Responsible for the introduction of rhubarb to Scotland.
Perfected a method for more efficient smelting of iron.
A talented mathematician and pioneer of calculus
Invented the efficient steam engine which fuelled the Industrial Revolution.
Re-invented the pneumatic tyre and founded the Dunlop Rubber Company.
Pioneer developer of television and other optical equipment.
Inventor of the kaleidoscope and other studies in optics especially polarisation.
Produced the Dewar flask, an early Thermos bottle, and cordite, an explosive.
Developed radar and the cathode-ray direction finder.
The father of the Anderson Air-Raid Shelter.
Invented the Cloud Chamber, allowing further nuclear particle research.
Set up the first teaching hospital in Edinburgh.
One of the most prominent and influential physicists of the 19th century.
His theories led to the science of modern geology.
Chemist whose research into air filters led to the development of the gas mask.
Chemist and physicist who established the concept of latent heat.
First to name the cell nucleus in plant cells.
A brilliant experimenter who discovered the noble gases, including neon and xenon.
A great mathematical physicist and scientific entrepreneur.