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Gordon Brown

Gordon Brown served as Prime Minister of Britain from 2007 to 2010, during which time he is widely c …

Hamish Brown

Hamish Brown is a mountaineer, lecturer, photographer and poet. He was born in Colombo in Sri Lanka, …

Nora Anne Brown

Nora Brown was born in Scotland and moved to London at the age of seventeen to study composing at th …

John Buchan

John Buchan was born in Perth, the eldest son of the Rev. John Buchan. He grew up for a time in Fife …

Peter Burnett

Peter Burnett was born of a farming family in 1968 and spent his early years in Memsie Aberdeenshire …

Robert Burns

Possibly the best-known and most iconic writer from Scotland, Robert Burns continues to fascinate, c …

John Burnside

John Burnside (b. 1955) is the author of fourteen collections of poetry and eleven works of fiction, …

Ron Butlin

Ron Butlin was appointed the Edinburgh Makar in May 2008, taking over from Valerie Gilles. Butlin, w …

John Byrne

Playwright and artist John Byrne was born and raised in the Ferguslie Park are of Paisley. He attend …

Maoilios Caimbeul

Maiolios Caimbeul, or Myles Campbell, is a Gaelic poet from Staffin on the Isle of Skye. He was born …

Jenni Calder

Scottish literary historian and novelist Jenni Calder was born in Chicago, but has lived and worked …

Seona Calder

Seona Calder was born and raised in Scotland. After studying art, she went on to work as an illustra …

Catriona Lexy Campbell

Catriona Lexy Campbell is from the Isle of Lewis and has been working in the Gaelic world for a numb …

Niall Campbell

Niall Campbell was born in 1984 on the island of South Uist, one of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. …

Alan Campbell

Fantasy novelist Alan Campbell was born in Falkirk, and studied Computer Science at Edinburgh Univer …

Angus Peter Campbell

Angus Peter Campbell, or Aonghas Pàdraig Caimbeul in Gaelic, was born near South Boisdale on the Heb …

Corrina Campbell

Corrina is a self-taught illustrator/author with a background in primary education. Having taught ch …

Karen Campbell

Writer Karen Campbell was born in Paisley, and raised in Glasgow. She studied English, Drama and Fre …

Valerie Campbell

Valerie was born in 1969 and grew up in the Hillfoots town of Tillicoultry, Clackmannanshire where p …

Michael Cannon

Michael Cannon had an unhappy schooling in the West of Scotland and left with a clutch of poor quali …

Leonie Charlton

Leonie Charlton travelled extensively as a child, living in England, Africa, Wales and Scotland. She …

Francesco Cheynet

Francesco Cheynet was born and lives in Rome, Italy, where he is a primary school teacher.  He appro …

Catriona Child

Catriona Child gained a degree in English from Aberdeen University before completing an MA in creati …

Polly Clark

Polly Clark was born in Toronto and lives in Helensburgh on Scotland’s west coast, close to where W. …

Samantha Clark

Samantha Clark

Samantha has been a practising visual artist for many years, working across a range of media, includ …

Ajay Close

Born in Sheffield, Ajay Close worked as a newspaper journalist, winning several awards, before becom …

Caroline Clough

Although she is originally from Knaresborough in Yorkshire, children’s author Caroline Clough have l …

Michael Cobley

Although born in Leicester, science fiction and fantasy author Michael Cobley has lived most of his …

Jenny Colgan

Jenny Colgan is a chick-lit novelist, originally from Prestwick and now living and working in France …

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born and educated in Edinburgh. From 1882 to 1890 he practised medicine in So …

Juliet Conlin

Juliet Conlin was born in London and grew up in England and Germany. She holds an MA in Creative Wri …

Stewart Conn

Stewart Conn was born in Glasgow, grew up in Ayrshire (the setting for much of his early poetry) and …

Sophie Cooke

Sophie Cooke is an author from Perthshire. Raised in the hamlet of Kilmahog, she went to McLaren Hig …

Linda Cracknell

Linda Cracknell was born in the Netherlands and raised in the south of England, but has lived and wo …

Maggie Craig

Maggie Craig is a Scottish writer and historian, author of the ground-breaking and acclaimed Damn’ R …

James Crawford

James Crawford is a writer and broadcaster, and the publisher at Historic Environment Scotland. Born …

Robert Crawford

Robert Crawford is Professor of Modern Scottish Literature at St Andrews University, where he has ta …

Iain Crichton Smith

Iain Crichton Smith (Iain Mac a’Ghobhainn) was born in Glasgow, Scotland’s second-largest city, but …

Archibald Joseph Cronin

Best known for this Dr Findlay series of novels, Archibald Joseph Cronin was a doctor, novelist, dra …

Mason Cross

Mason Cross is the author of the Carter Blake thriller series. The first book, The Killing Season, w …

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