Baird, John Logie b. August 13, 1888 d. June 14, 1946 Engineer and inventor. Inventor of mechanical television, producing the system first used by the BBC in 1929. He was educated at Larchfield School, Helensburgh, his degree course being interrupted by World War 1, never to graduated. He was the first person to demonstrate a working TV, on 30 Oct 1925. The first moving image transmitted, the now famous grainy image of the ventriloquists dummy's head. Although the idea of television was the result work by many inventors, Baird is one of it's...[Read More] (Bio by: s.canning) Helensburgh Cemetery, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Dewar, Donald Campbell b. August 21, 1937 d. October 11, 2000 Donald Dewar was the architect of Scotland's devolutionary settlement which delivered the first Scottish Parliament for nearly 300 years. He was First Minister of the Parliament, and hence Scotland's national leader, following its establishment in 1999. Donald Dewar was born in Glasgow in 1937 and attended Glasgow Academy. His school days, in the words of his British Cabinet colleague Gordon Brown, were bookish and often lonely but his entry to Glasgow University allowed him to flourish. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Stuart Kelly) Cause of death: brain hemorrhage Clydebank Crematorium, West Dunbartonshire, Scotland
Fulton, Rikki b. April 15, 1924 d. January 27, 2004 Scottish comedian/actor/writer. In his early years remembered for his double act on stage with another Scottish comedian Jack Milroy in 'Francie & Josie', but he was probably best remembered for the Scottish comedy TV sketch show called 'Scotch & Wry', in which he played numerous characters such as 'Supercop' and the 'Reverend I.M. Jolly'. Rikki also appeared in theatre and film, most notably in Local Hero and Gorky Park. Bafta Scotland gave him a lifetime achievement award in 1993.