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Arbroath Connections - David Dunbar Buick

David Dunbar Buick was best known for founding the Buick Motor Company. He was born in Green Street Arbroath, moving to Detroit, Michigan at the age of two when his parents emigrated to the United States.



A plaque place on a building close to where he was born reads:
"David Dunbar Buick - September 17, 1854 - March 5, 1929. American
motoring pioneer and founder of the Buick Motor Company of America.
David Dunbar Buick was born at 26 Green Street, Arbroath which lay
approximately 90 metres north of this, the only remaining building to show
the line of the original street. Sponsored by the Buick Motor Division of the
General Motors Corporation of America"


Arbroathhas connections tomanypeople and events around the world - some obvious, and some perhaps not so. Take a look at our list and see if you find any surprises! Discuss the Arbroath Connections on the forum here!
Andy Stewart MBE

Andy Stewart MBE - Famous Scottish Entertainer.
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Arbroath Football Club

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David Dunbar Buick


David Dunbar Buick was best known for founding the Buick Motor Company.

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Ewan Stewart

Ewan Stewart - Best known for his role in the film Titanic portraying 1st Officer William Murdoch...
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George Best

To celebrate their centenary year, the Arbroath Vic`ssecured George Best to play for them in a match against Arbroath F.C. The match was held at Gayfield Park on Sunday 8th August 1982.
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Harry Lauder


Harry Lauder - Singer and music hall entertainer.

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James Chalmers

James Chalmers - Inventor. Born 1872 in Arbroath
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JK Rowling


JK Rowling - So, JK and Arbroath? Read on....

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Judy Garland


Great Grandaughter of an Arbroathian

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Stone of Destiny


The Stone of Destiny or the Stone of Scone as it is sometimes known, found it way to Arbroath...

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The Declaration of Arbroath


The Declaration of Arbroath

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Thomas Moonlight

Thomas Moonlight (November 10, 1833 February 7, 1899) was a United States politician and General.
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