|Scottish achievements we should all be proud of!
"From our small community we have sent out missionaries, explorers, diplomats, men of business,
doctors and scholars to make the world a happier, richer and truer place."
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Where Fraserburgh people (Brochers) have made their mark?
Doctor Jean Benzie (b.1899)
Awarded the Kaiser-I-Hind medal
for more than thirty years service to India.
Steve Fairnie (b.1951)
Front man of post-punk band WRITZ. Painter, sculptor, actor,
board-game designer and.......chicken hypnotist!
Doctor John Clark (b.1864)
Honoured by the Societe Scientifique de France for his
work in nomography, a new science inter-relating
astronomy and engineering.
Durban (South Africa)
John Ross (b.1815)
Charles Rawden MacLean.
The boy legend of KwaZulu Natal,
and 'Liberty Man' for his life-long devotion to
Doctor David Murison (b.1913)
Editor of the Scottish National Dictionary.
He devoted over thirty years of his life to the project.
Bill Gibb (b.1943)
One of the world's top fashion designers in the 1970s and 1980s.
His trademark Bee an exquisite signature of his dresses.
Robertson Macaulay (b.1833)
Created the Sun Life Assurance Company - the largest company
of its kind in the British Empire, continued by Canada's Scottish
son, Doctor Thomas B. Macaulay.
Magnus Mowatt (b.1841)
Member of the Legislative Council of India.
Acknowledged in the business world for offering the (then)
novel theory that gold be used as a basis for currency.
Thomas Blake Glover (b.1838)
A founding father of modern Japan. Awarded Order of the Rising Sun -
Japan's highest honour - by Emperor Meiji.
Stanley (Falkland Islands)
Doctor Stewart Slessor (b.1912)
Awarded O.B.E. for service to the Falkland Islands.
A mountain in Antarctica, Slessor Peak, is named after him.
St Kitts (Caribbean Sea)
James Ramsay (b.1733)
Abolitionist. A major influence on William Wilberforce, the
famous figure usually associated with the abolition of
the slave trade.
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the story of a "Famous Brocher"
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More people are featured in the Fraser Library list.
(why does Sir George Cumine Strahan not appear on the list?
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