GREAT SCOT! YOU'VE JUST DAYS LEFT TO NAME CANDIDATE YOU THINK CONTRIBUTED MOST TO OUR WORLD.
But there will be a further five People's Choice candidates chosen by Record readers and STV viewers. At the end of the week, the five who make it will be added to the final list.
The process to select The Greatest Scot gets under way with a series of programmes on STV from November 9. After the shows, viewers can vote, with the winner announced during a special 30-minute programme on St Andrew's Day as part of the Year of Hosmecoming celebrations. Today, we print some of the ideas you sent in to www.dailyrecord.co.uk, where you can nominate until Friday. The definition we are using is "anyone born in Scotland or anyone who lived or lives in Scotland and who has made a significant and lasting contribution to Scotland or humanity at large".
SOME OF YOUR SUGGESTIONS...
Shame on you for missing theRev John Philip, from Kirkcaldy.
As Superintendent of Missions in South Africa between 1820 and 1851, he did more than anyone to further the cause of equality for the indigenous population.
He demonstrates the qualities that any Scot would be proud to be associated with. - Mattie2
She is one of the outstanding poets, musicians and performers of the past half-century, both with Dave Stewart in the Eurythmics and as a solo artist.
With numerous campaigns, including her initiative SING against HIV/Aids in Africa, she has shown she is a fearless activist. This summer, the Scottish Parliament discusses making her the Scottish representative for women and children's rights and Scottish HIV/Aids ambassador. -
SIR ALEXANDER FLEMING
This man has saved countless lives and will save millions more with his penicillin discovery. Surely, at the end of the day, life is more important than anything else.
One of the all-time great Scottish rugby players.
I am surprised that you have failed to mention The Tartan Legend. I am sure this is an oversight and wouldask you to remember Scotland's greatest boxer.
Led Scots supergroup Simple Minds to global stardom. Over 30 million records sold and a US No1 in 1985 with Don'tYou Forget About Me. Still going strong after more than 30 years in the business.
Music hall artist who was born in 1870 and became one of the first global superstar s. At the height of his fame, he was the world's highest paid performer, pocketing pounds 12,700 a night. Famed for songs including Roamin' In The Gloamin'
Nominate at www.dailyrecord.co.uk until Friday.
THE PANEL'S NOMINATIONS
Eric Liddell (1902 - 1945) Christian who lost chance of Olympic gold in 100m because he wouldn't run on a Sunday. But he won 400m gold and 200m bronze at 1924 Paris Olympics.
Jim Clark (1936 - 1968) Twice Formula 1 world champion racing driver.
He won 25 Grands Prix - seven of them in a row - breaking the previous record of 24.
Jock Stein (1922 - 1985) Footballer and manager who led Celtic to nine in a row and European Cup.
Died of a heart attack while managing Scotland in a World Cup qualifier.
Alex Ferguson (1941 - ) Britain's most successful football manager, whose wins include more than 30 trophies at Old Trafford and two European trophies with Aberdeen.
Liz McColgan (1964 - ) Won 10,000m gold at the 1991 World Championships, Olympic silver, Commonwealth gold and the 1996 London Marathon.
Sir Chris Hoy (1976 - ) Scotland's most successful Olympian after becoming the first Briton in a century to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.
INVENTORS & ENTREPRENEURS
John Law (1671 - 1729) Economist who developed use of paper money.
Andrew Carnegie (1835 - 1918)
Fife-born US iron and steel magnate who gave a considerable proportion of his fortune to the benefit of Scotland.
Alexander Graham Bell (1847 - 1922)
Born in Edinburgh. Having emigrated to Canada and later the US, Bell invented the telephone in 1876.
John Logie Baird (1888 - 1946)
Engineer who invented TV and developed ideas such colour, 3D and large-screen TV. Took out patent on fibreoptics.
Sir William Burrell (1861 - 1951)
Eccentric shipowner and compulsive art and antiques collector. Gave 800 items to the City of Glasgow - now on display as the Burrell Collection.
Ann Gloag (1942 - ) Businesswoman and charity campaigner who founded Stagecoach bus group with brother Brian Souter.
SCIENTISTS & ENGINEERS
Joseph Lister (1827 - 1912) Surgeon who pioneered the use of antiseptics and dramatically reduced the number of post-operative deaths.
James Young Simpson (1811 - 1870)
Obstetrician and pioneer in the use of anaesthetics, particularly chloroform, developing its use in surgery and midwifery.
James Clerk Maxwell (1831 - 1879) Mathematician and physicist who ranks with Einstein and Newton. Contributed to the study of electro-magnetism and laid way for quantum physics.
Sir William Arrol (1839 - 1913)
Engineer responsible for the Forth Bridge and the replacement Tay Rail Bridge, which are still in constant use today.
Sir Alexander Fleming (1881 - 1955) Discovered the first antibiotic drug - penicillin - after growing mould on bread. He was knighted and won the Nobel Prize in 1944.
Sir James Whyte Black (1924 - ) Pharmacologist and Nobel Prize winner who developed two major families of drugs - beta blockers and anti-ulcer histamine receptor blockers.
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Robert Burns (1759 - 1796) Poet and writer whose songs include Auld Lang Syne. Birthday on January 25 marked worldwide with Burns Suppers.
Robert Louis Stevenson (1850 - 1894) Author's works, including Treasure Island and Kidnapped, are among the world's most loved.
Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 - 1930) Author behind Sherlock Holmes and a doctor who practised in Edinburgh, aboard ship and in the Boer War.
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868 - 1928) Architect and designer, whose style blended art nouveau and celtic traditionalism. Designed Glasgow School Of Art.
Lord Reith (1889 - 1971) Engineer and broadcasting pioneer who became the general manager of the BBC in 1922.
Billy Connolly (1942 - ) Glasgow-born comedian known as The Big Yin who was named No1 in Channel s 100 Greatest Stand-Ups.
JK Rowling (1965 - ) Author who brought kids back books with her Harry Potter series, selling more than 400million copies worldwide.
LEADERS & THINKERS
William Wallace (1274 - 1305) Defeated Edward I's army at Stirling Bridge. Shortly after his execution, Robert the Bruce re-established Scotland's independence.
Robert The Bruce (1274 - 1329) Crowned King of Scotland in 1306, he beat England's Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314.
David Hume (1711 - 1776) Philosopher, agnostic and leading figure of the Scottish Enlightenment. He introduced the concept of social history.
Adam Smith (1723 - 1790) Economist whose book Inquiry Into The Nature And Causes Of The Wealth Of Nations was the cornerstone of the concept of political economy.
John Muir (1834 - 1914) Naturalist and conservationist, born in Dunbar, who founded the US National Park system. Regarded as father of green movement.
HEROES: Susan Boyle, Alexander Fleming, and Annie Lennox BEST IN FIELD: John Knox, left boxer Ken Buchanan and JK Rowling
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|Date:||Sep 7, 2009|
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