Who's who in the 'Scottish Science Hall of Fame'
From logarithms to pencillin and radar, Scottish scientists have made huge achievements over the last 300 years or so.
Discover interesting and little-known facts about our top 10 celebrated thinkers, who were chosen by public vote.
John Logie Baird
Used a coffin lid and biscuit tin to create his first television, produced jam and had very cold feet.
Read about John Logie Baird
Alexander Graham Bell
Invented the telephone, worked with deaf people and experimented with flight.
Read about Alexander Graham Bell
Discovered carbon dioxide and investigated the the difference between heat and temperature.
Read about Joseph Black
Found that nasal mucus could destroy bacteria, and called his discovery 'penicillin'.
Read about Alexander Fleming
Clashed with the Church over his belief that the Earth was millions of years old and founded modern geology.
Read about James Hutton
Devised the absolute temperature scale and installed a telegraph cable under the Atlantic Ocean.
Read about Lord Kelvin
James Clerk Maxwell
Made discoveries about Saturn and about electricity and magnetism, and took the first colour photograph.
Read about James Clerk Maxwell
Invented logarithms to simplify complicated calculations and was believed to be a wizard.
Read about John Napier
Developed radar in a way that was crucial to Britain and her Allies winning the Second World War.
Read about Robert Watson-Watt
Helped spark off the Industrial Revolution with his steam engine inventions.
Read about James Watt