Scottish expatriates in Canada

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  1. Johnny Reid
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    Johnny Reid

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    John Kirkland "Johnny" Reid (born August 21, 1974 in Lanark, Scotland, UK) is a country music artist who has charted several hit singles in Canada. Reid moved to Canada in July, 1988 when he was 13. His father, a diesel mechanic, wanted to give Reid and his brother opportunities he did not think they would have in Scotland. He graduated from Turner Fenton Secondary School in Brampton, ON in 1992. Reid went on to attend Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec, where he met his wife (and was a kicker on the varsity football team).


  2. Alan Frew
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    Alan Frew

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    Alan Graham Frew (born 8 November 1956) is the lead singer for the Canadian band, Glass Tiger, and has also released two solo albums. He has appeared on many television specials, raises money for various causes and continues to perform around Canada as a solo artist, and as the lead singer for Glass Tiger. He was born in 1956 in Coatbridge, Scotland.


  3. Christopher Malcolm
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    Christopher Malcolm

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    Christopher "Chris" Malcolm (19 August 1946 – 15 February 2014) was a Scottish television and film actor, director and producer. He first achieved notability for his role as Brad Majors in the original stage production of The Rocky Horror Show.


  4. Natasha Stillwell
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    Natasha Stillwell

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    Natasha Stillwell is a television reporter and producer, known in Canada for the television show Daily Planet, on Discovery Channel Canada and in Northern and Central Scotland for her reporting role on STV's The Five Thirty Show.


  5. Robert Archibald
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    Robert Archibald

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    Robert Michael Archibald (born 29 March 1980) is a Scottish former professional basketball player. A 6'11" power forward-center from the University of Illinois, he was selected by the NBA club the Memphis Grizzlies with the third pick of the second round (32nd overall) of the 2002 NBA Draft.


  6. Kenny Miller
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    Kenny Miller

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    Kenneth "Kenny" Miller (born 23 December 1979) is a Scottish professional footballer who plays as a striker for Scottish Championship club Rangers. Miller is one of only five post-war players to have played for both Rangers and Celtic. He is known as a versatile and pacy striker who is skilled with headers and can play as a supporting or centre-forward.


  7. William Boyd (pathologist)
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    William Boyd (pathologist)

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    William Boyd, MB, ChB, MD, MRCP, CC (June 21, 1885 – March 10, 1979) was a Scottish-Canadian physician, pathologist, academic, and author known for his medical textbooks.


  8. Dave McEachran
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    Dave McEachran

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    David McEachran (born 5 December 1903 in Clydebank, Scotland, died 21 January 1983 in Brampton, Ontario, Canada) was an early twentieth century Scottish football (soccer) wing forward who played professionally in Scotland, Northern Ireland, England, Canada and the United States.


  9. Mo Johnston
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    Mo Johnston

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    Maurice John Giblin "Mo" Johnston (born 13 April 1963) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a striker.


  10. Kenny MacLean
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    Kenny MacLean

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    Kenneth Irving MacLean (January 9, 1956 – November 24, 2008) was a Scottish-Canadian musician, best known as a member of the multi-platinum selling band Platinum Blonde.


  11. Peter Lorimer
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    Peter Lorimer

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    Peter Patrick Lorimer (born 14 December 1946 in Dundee, Scotland) is a former footballer who played for Leeds United and Scotland during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an attacking midfielder, generally regarded as having one of the hardest shots in football. From 1984 to 1985 he was club captain of Leeds and holds the record as the club's youngest ever player and record goal scorer. He has been voted as the #9 greatest Leeds player of all time and voted into the Greatest Leeds United team of all time. He was formerly a director on the board at Leeds, and has provided commentary on BBC Radio Leeds and Yorkshire Radio on occasions. He also writes a column in the Yorkshire Evening Post. Since April 2013 he has held the position of club ambassador.


  12. Jack McIntosh
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    Jack McIntosh

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    John (Jack) McIntosh (18 May 1909 - 14 April 1988) was a Progressive Conservative party member of the Canadian House of Commons. He was born in Wick, Caithness, Scotland and became a merchant by career.


  13. Tony McAndrew
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    Tony McAndrew

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    Anthony "Tony" McAndrew (born 11 April 1956 in Glasgow) is a Scottish former footballer who played as a defender in the Football League for Middlesbrough, Chelsea, Darlington and Hartlepool United, and in the North American Soccer League for the Vancouver Whitecaps. He is currently youth team manager at Aston Villa.


  14. Alex Cropley
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    Alex Cropley

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    Alex Cropley (born 16 January 1951) is a retired footballer who won two caps for Scotland.


  15. Jack Whyte
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    Jack Whyte

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    Jack Whyte (born 1940) is a Scottish-Canadian novelist of historical fiction. Born and raised in Scotland, Whyte has been living in Canada since 1967. He resides in Kelowna, British Columbia.


  16. Gus Moffat
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    Gus Moffat

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    Thomas Angus Moffat (15 May 1948 – 11 February 2015) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a right winger. Active in England, Scotland, the United States and Canada between 1964 and 1983, Moffat made nearly 200 career league appearances.


  17. Drew Busby
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    Drew Busby

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    Andrew Douglas "Drew" Busby (born 8 December 1947 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish footballer who played for Third Lanark, Airdrieonians, Hearts, Toronto Blizzard and Morton. Busby also served Queen of the South as their player-manager.


  18. Jimmy Bone
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    Jimmy Bone

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    James "Jimmy" Bone (born 22 September 1949) is a Scottish former professional association footballer who played as a striker. Following his playing retirement he moved into coaching and has managed a number of Scottish League clubs.


  19. Tony Hand
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    Tony Hand

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    Anthony "Tony" Hand MBE (born 15 August 1967 in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom) is a retired British ice hockey player who became the first British player to be drafted by an NHL team when he was picked by the Edmonton Oilers in 1986. He is currently the coach of the Manchester Phoenix. He holds several national records, and scored over 4000 points in his career, more than any professional hockey player at any level. Hand also served as the head coach of the British national team, a position he assumed in 2011 and resigned from in 2013.


  20. John Galt (novelist)
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    John Galt (novelist)

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    John Galt (/ɡɔːlt/; 2 May 1779 – 11 April 1839) was a Scottish novelist, entrepreneur, and political and social commentator. Because he was the first novelist to deal with issues of the Industrial Revolution, he has been called the first political novelist in the English language.


  21. Malcolm Robertson (footballer)
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    Malcolm Robertson (footballer)

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    Malcolm Robertson (7 July 1951 – 18 August 2010) was a Scottish footballer who played as a left winger. He made his mark playing for Penicuik Athletic when he appeared in the 1970 Scottish Junior Cup Final. He then moved to Raith Rovers, scoring 53 goals in 140 league appearances for the Kirkcaldy side.


  22. Willie Johnston
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    Willie Johnston

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    William McClure "Willie" Johnston (born 19 December 1946) is a Scottish former professional football player, best remembered for his time at Rangers and West Brom.


  23. Stewart Kerr
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    Stewart Kerr

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    Stewart Kerr (born 13 November 1974 in Bellshill) is a retired Scottish football goalkeeper, who played for Celtic, Brighton and Wigan Athletic.


  24. Willie McVie
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    Willie McVie

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    Willie McVie (born 7 August 1948 in Glasgow) is a former Scottish footballer.


  25. William Grant (British politician)
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    William Grant (British politician)

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    Sir William Grant (13 October 1752 – 23 May 1832) was a British lawyer, Member of Parliament from 1790–1812 and Master of the Rolls from 1801–1817.


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