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Scottish poet William Miller died on 20 August 1872.

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Scottish engineer James Nasmyth was born on 19 August 1808.

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Arthur Elphinstone, Lord Balmerino, was executed on 18 August 1746.

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The Battle of Verneuil was fought on 17 August 1424.

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Lady Carolina Nairne was born on 16 August 1766.

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Scottish author, playwright and poet Sir Walter Scott was born on 15 August 1771. Find out more on our pages on ...

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King Robert III of Scotland was born on 14 August 1337.

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Scottish lexicographer Sir William Craigie was born on 13 August 1867.

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Scottish singer Roy Williamson died on 12 August 1990. ...

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Scottish steel magnate and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie died on 11 August 1919. ...

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Scottish painter Allan Ramsay died on 10 August 1784.

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Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford was born on 9 August 1757.

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