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Scottish Science Hall of Fame

The 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame' features the top 10 Scottish scientists chosen by the public in an online poll.

Between December 2005 and October 2006, the National Library of Scotland invited votes for a favourite scientist out of 24 nominees. These scientists were all figures from the past, rather than people currently involved in science; Scientists and engineers who were giants in their field; People who were born in or worked mainly in Scotland. In total 13,895 votes were received.

This site is a tribute to these 10 great Scottish scientists. Read transcripts of letters, papers and published works about or by them.

Who to contact

Contact Name
National Library of Scotland

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Stock held
There is a biography of each scientist featured together with a selection of digitised items illustrating their achievements. There are useful links provided.
Period Covered
From 16th - 20th century
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