Scottish Inventors

The world has been revolutionised time and time again by great Scots inventions, fuelled by the imagination and inspiring creativity. From the television and penicillin, to tidal energy turbines, a passion for innovation in Scotland has advanced industry at home and overseas throughout modern history.

Review our gallery to see how many you recognise.

Then test your knowledge of Scottish inventors in the Great Scots Invention Quiz, and see if you can tell your John Logie Bairds from you John Boyds.

Play the Great Scots Invention Quiz