Your Chance to Vote for the Greatest 20th Century Scots

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Your Chance to Vote for the Greatest 20th Century Scots


COMEDIAN Billy Connolly, actor Sir Sean Connery, Alexander Fleming, the inventor of penicillin, and television pioneer John Logie Baird are some of the most famous Scots of recent times - but who is the greatest of all?

An official campaign to find the Greatest Scots of the 20th century has now been launched and millions of ordinary people are being encouraged to make their choice.

Over the next four months, the public will have the chance to vote both online and via hundreds of postboxes set up in libraries and schools for the Scot they believe has made the biggest contribution to society over the past 100 years.

The 100 most popular suggestions will be included in an updated, digitally-generated public artwork to sit alongside the remarkable 19th century Frieze of Scots by William Hole, which dominates the entrance hall to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

The project was set up by the Edinburgh-based Scottish Cultural Resource Access Network - the world's largest online library of cultural artefacts - and computer company ICL.

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