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WHA'S LIKE US; Scotland's rich and famous make 2006 Who's Who list.

Byline: By Brian Mclver

THEY'RE the best and the brightest Scotland has to offer - and now we know who they are.

The latest edition of the Who's make 2006 Who's Who list of the famous and the important has just been printed and there are a whole clutch of Scots joining the ranks of the elite club for the first time.

From academics to captains of industry, politicians and millionaires, there are 63 new entries to the list who are based in Scotland.

And also on the 1000 new entry list are some of the highest profile Anglo-based Scots such as entrepreneur Duncan Bannatyne, footballer-turned-manager Graeme Souness and Olympic gold medalist sailor Shirley Robertson. Here are some of the notables:

Graeme Souness

THE Scottish football hard man played for Liverpool before becoming a successful player-manager with Rangers. He has been manager at several clubs since, including Liverpool, Southampton and Blackburn Rovers and is now in charge of Newcastle United.

Shirley Robertson

THE yachtswoman has become one of the most successful Olympic Scots ever, with gold medals in the last two Olympics - the first British woman to win successive golds in any sport. Dundee-born Shirley is based in Cowes, the Isle of Wight.

Professor Susan Black OBE

PROFESSOR Black is the leading forensics expert in the world - as well as working on the Fred West case, she has led investigative research teams in Kosovo and Bosnia following ethnic cleansing atrocities and also worked in tsunami affected areas last year.

Sir Tom Hunter

ONE of the nation's best loved entrepreneurs and philanthropists, Sir Tom made his fortune with his Sports Division retail chain but is best known for charity work. He was a huge supporter of Make Poverty History and personally donated pounds 60million to the cause.

Duncan Bannatyne

ALTHOUGH he is most famous for appearing on entrepreneur reality show Dragon's Den, Bannatyne runs a hugely successful chain of gyms, restaurants and casinos and is also involved in housing, as well as making lots of time for charity work.


1. Ian Adam - Chairman of the Britannia Building Society.

2. Andrew Arbuckle - Liberal Democrat MSP for Scotland Mid and Fife.

3. Gordon Banks - Labour MP for Ochil and Perthshire South.

4. Professor Laurence Barron - the Gardiner Professor of Chemistry at University of Glasgow.

5. Professor Sue Black - Professor of Anatomy and Forensic Anthropology at University of Dundee.

6. The Bishop of Brechin, the Rev Dr John Mantle.

7. Derek Scott Brownlee - Conservative MSP for South of Scotland.

8. Elizabeth Burns - President and Chief Executive, International Association for Volunteer Effort.

9. Dr David Caldwell - The Keeper of the Department of Scotland and Europe at National Museums of Scotland.

10. Bridget Campbell - The head of the Policy and Community Safety Group, Scottish Executive Justice Department.

11. Richard Cannon - Architect and partner in Elder and Cannon Architects firm.

12. Rev Graham Carter - Chair of the Darlington District of the Methodist Church and President of the Methodist Conference.

13. Professor Robert Crawford - Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St. Andrews University.

14. Professor Jan de Groot - Professor of history at the University of St. Andrews.

15. Marc Ellington - Communications and marketing consultant.

16. Donald Emslie - Chief Executive of SMG Television and Chairman of the Royal Lyceum Theatre Company.

17. David Fish - the director for Africa at the Department for International Development.

18. Caroline Flanagan - President of the Law Society for Scotland.

19. Peter Gabbitas - Director of health and social care at Edinburgh City Council.

20. Amanda Game - Director of Applied Art at the Scottish Gallery in Edinburgh.

21. Charan Gill - Chairman of Harlequin Leisure Group.

22. The Very Rev Alexander Gordon - Provost of St. Andrew's Cathedral, Inverness.

23. Professor Christine Hallett - Professor of Social Policy, Principal and Vice-Chancel lor of University of Stirling.

24. Stewart Hosie - SNP MP for Dundee East.

25. William Howatson - Journalist and Justice of the Peace.

26. Michael Howell - Chief Executive of Transport Initiatives Edinburgh.

27. Sir Tom Hunter - Chairman of West Coast Capital and the Hunter Foundation.

28. Seith Ireland - Sheriff of North Strathclyde at Kilmarnock.

29. Rt Rev David William Lacy - Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.

30. Major General Graeme Lamb - Director of General Training Support at the Ministry of Defence.

31. Professor Colin McCaig - Regius Professor of Philosophy and head of the School of Medical Sciences at University of Aberdeen.

32. Charles MacKinnon - Transformation Director of the Pension Service, Department for Work and Pensions.

33. Professor Mary McMahon - Forbes Professor of English. Language, University of Edinburgh

34. Iain McMillan - Director of CBI Scotland.

35. Ken MacQuarrie - Controller of BBC Scotland.

36. William McQueen - Deputy Chief Executive, Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service, Scottish Executive Justice Department.

37. Craig McSherry - All Scotland floating Sheriff, at Edinburgh.

38. Professor Susan Manning - Grierson Professor of English Literature and the Director of the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh.

39. Kathleen Marshall - Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland.

40. John Mason - Under Secretary and Head of the Tourism, Culture and Sport Group, Scottish Executive Education Department.

41. Gordon Masterton - Managing Director, Environment, Jacobs Babtie and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

42. Stuart Monro - Scientific Director of Our Dynamic Earth.

43. Diana Murray - Secretary, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland.

44. John Orr - Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh.

45. Commander William Peppe - Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Ross, Cromarty, Skye and Lochalsh.

46. Professor Andrew Pettegree, I Professor of Modern History, University of St Andrews.

47. Professor Allyson Pollock - Professor of International Health Policy, University of Edinburgh.

48. Lindsay Roy - Rector of Inverkeithing High School.

49. Professor Peter Sadler - Crum Brown Professor of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh.

50. The Rt Rev David Chillingworth - Bishop of St. Andrews, Dunkeld and Dunblane.

51. Ralph Seymour-Jackson - Chief Executive Officer, Student Loans Company.

52. John Shepherd-Barron - Chairman of Ross and Cromarty Enterprise.

53. Alyn Smith - SNP MEP.

54. Gordon Smith - Resident Director for Scotland, IBM.

55. David Soutar - Consultant Plastic Surgeon, West of Scotland Regional Unit, Canniesburn Hospital.

56. David Stephen - Chief Executive, Student Awards Agency for Scotland.

57. Colin Suckling - Freeland Professor of Chemistry, University of Strathclyde.

58. Brian Sweeney - Chief Officer, Strathclyde Fire and Rescue.

59. Professor David Tollervey - Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow, University of Edinburgh.

60. Alison Watt - artist.

61. Professor Colin Watts.

62. William Wylie - Professor of Immunobiology, Dundee University.

63. Raymond Young - Chairman, Architecture and Design Scotland.

Who's Who 2006 is out on A&C Black Publishers for pounds 145.


ON THE LIST: Pictured from left, Sir Tom Hunter, Shirley Robertson, Duncan Bannatyne, Sue Black and Graeme Souness
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Date:Jan 10, 2006
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