Famous People from Edinburgh

There are quite a few famous persons / celebrities in history or at present who call Edinburgh city home.

  • Charles Darwin, biologist
  • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock
  • Tony Blair – a former British Prime Minister
  • J K Rowling – author of Harry Potter
  • Alexander Graham Bell – inventor of the telephone
  • James Clerk Maxwell, physicist
  • Adam Smith – Scottish economist and philosopher
  • Sean Connery – actor
  • Robert Louis Stevenson. Scottish novelist, poet
  • David Hume. philosopher & historian
  • Iain Glen. the most famous Scottish actors on TV
Adam Smith at Royal Mile