Scottish Writers

James Boswell / Writers

Great diarist and biographer of Samuel Johnson.

James Hogg / Writers

Self-taught author who wrote the first psychological thriller.

John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir / Writers

Writer and statesman who invented the first 'James Bond' in a Scottish thriller.

Kenneth Grahame / Writers

Essayist, writer and Secretary of the Bank of England.

Lewis Grassic Gibbon / Writers

A prominent writer of the 20th century Scottish Renaissance.

Muriel Spark / Writers

A writer known for her satirical and witty novels.

Neil Miller Gunn / Writers

Sometimes mystical writer who was also a party to the formation of the Scottish National Party.

Robert Louis Stevenson / Writers

Imaginative novelist and essayist famed for Treasure Island.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle / Writers

Fiction writer who invented Sherlock Holmes.

Sir E.M. Compton Mackenzie / Writers

Popular and entertaining writer.

Sir James Matthew Barrie / Writers

The novelist and playwright who created Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.

Sir Walter Scott / Writers

Novelist and poet who single-handedly created a Scottish sense of nationhood.

Thomas Carlyle / Writers

Major historian and essayist.

William Smellie / Writers

Scottish compiler of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica .

Ruaraidh Stuart Joseph Erskine / Writers

Left-wing nationalist and promoter of Gaelic culture.