From ancient roots in the English county of Huntingdonshire, the Ramsays settled in Scotland in the twelfth century and rapidly gained high honours and distinction as they committed themselves to the cause of the nation’s freedom and independence.
Their history is also tinged with dark and murderous deeds, while the thousands who bear the name worldwide today have gained fame through a rich diversity of pursuits.
In the sciences, Sir William Ramsay was the Scottish chemist who received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1904 for his discoveries on what are known as the ‘noble’ gases of argon, neon, krypton, xenon, helium, and radon.
In contemporary times, Gordon Ramsay is the internationally-renowned chef born in Glasgow in 1966 and who is one of only three chefs in the United Kingdom with three much coveted Michelin stars for his restaurants.
Read here of the stirring lives and times of the Ramsays.