Great diarist and biographer of Samuel Johnson.
Self-taught author who wrote the first psychological thriller.
Writer and statesman who invented the first 'James Bond' in a Scottish thriller.
Essayist, writer and Secretary of the Bank of England.
A prominent writer of the 20th century Scottish Renaissance.
A writer known for her satirical and witty novels.
Sometimes mystical writer who was also a party to the formation of the Scottish National Party.
Imaginative novelist and essayist famed for Treasure Island.
Fiction writer who invented Sherlock Holmes.
Popular and entertaining writer.
The novelist and playwright who created Peter Pan, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up.
Novelist and poet who single-handedly created a Scottish sense of nationhood.
Major historian and essayist.
Scottish compiler of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica .
Left-wing nationalist and promoter of Gaelic culture.