Friday, March 28, 2008

Famous Scotts (11) - Terry Scott

Terry Scott

On a lighter note again: English actor and comedian, Terry Scott is probably best known for his TV comedy series in the UK and 'Carry On ...' films.


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Friday, March 21, 2008

Famous Scotts (10) - Jill Scott

Jill Scott stars in HBO TV series

Jill has been featured before as an R&B singer. But now she's also starring in “No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency”. The series is based on the novel by Alexander McCall Smith, the best-selling Edinburgh author, and directed by Anthony Minghella who tragically died recently at the age of 54.


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Thursday, March 20, 2008

Famous Scotts (9) - Alfred Angas Scott

Alfred Angas Scott - engineering genius

Read all about the Scott motorcycle legend at:

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Famous Scotts (8) - George Gilbert Scott and John Oldrid Scott

A Scott dynasty of architects

In the first of this series of Famous Scotts, we featured Giles Gilbert Scott. But in fact his grandfather and father were both also well known architects of the victorian age: George Gilbert Scott and John Oldrid Scott.

George Gilbert designed London's original St Pancras Station/Hotel which has recently undergone a major restoration - a worthy subject in its own right!

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Thursday, March 06, 2008

Famous Scotts (7) - Alexander Scott

Alexander Scott

Perhaps not as famous as he might be, Alexander Scott was a 16th Century Scottish poet. Sources disagree about his precise date of birth and lifespan -- but approximately 1520-1580.

There is a brief entry in Wikipedia (Scots language) and also in the catalogues of Edinburgh University Library and the National Library of Scotland.

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