This Autumn we asked Scotland supporters to decide who should occupy one of the places in our Hall of Fame.
The vote has now closed and the results of the public vote will be announced at the Scottish Rugby Hall of Fame evening, on Thursday 7 November.
The 2013 Hall of Fame public vote is in conjunction with RBS, Scottish Rugby’s principal partner and proud sponsor of the Scotland team.
He made his international debut against England in 1878 and represented Scotland on 26 occasions, covering 13 seasons and three decades.
Bill was made Scotland captain for the 1884 Home Nations Championship and was part of the Championship winning side in 1887.
In 1888 he took part in the first British tour to Australia and New Zealand, and in 1891 he captained the side’s first tour to South Africa, winning all 20 games played – he featured in 19 – including the three Tests. He was also capped twice for Scotland at cricket.
Lock forward John MacDonald Bannerman won 37 caps – all consecutively – out of Glasgow High School FP and Oxford University.
He made his debut against France in 1921 and captained Scotland to a Calcutta Cup victory on his final cap in 1929. He was a mainstay of the 1925 Grand Slam. An exceptional lineout forward, solid scrummager and master dribbler, he was a highly-regarded exponent of footrushes.
Following his retirement from rugby, he continued his farming business and became involved in politics, entering parliament in 1967.
Borders farmer William Irving Douglas Elliot, a wing-forward from Edinburgh Accies, won 29 caps for Scotland.
He made his debut against France in 1947 and was the outstanding back-row forward of his generation. With great pace and stamina, he was a destructive tackler who struck fear into the hearts of opposing half-backs. His ceaseless harrying contributed to Wales’ downfall at Murrayfield in 1951.
Selected for the 1950 Lions tour, he could not afford to be away from his farm for six months and offered to pay for his own flight to cut travel time by sea. His offer, sadly, was declined.
Selkirk stand-off John Young Rutherford won 42 caps for Scotland, making his debut against Wales in 1979.
With an innate ability to find the gap, a superb runner in the loose and possessor of fine handling skills, he was a vital figure in the 1984 Grand Slam season. He partnered scrum-half Roy Laidlaw in 35 tests, at the time a record for any such international pairing.
He toured with the British Lions in 1983, scoring a try in the third Test. His final game for Scotland was their first match in the 1987 Rugby World Cup against France.
Gregor Peter John Townsend, a stand-off or centre, won 82 caps for Scotland, making his first appearance against England in 1993.
His cap total at the time of his final appearance, against Australia in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, was a Scottish record. In season 1998-99 he became only the second Scot to run in a try in each Five Nations Championship match in a season, matching Johnnie Wallace’s record in the 1925 Grand Slam. Gregor was awarded the MBE in the 1999 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to rugby.
He started 50 internationals at stand-off and 26 at centre as well as winning six replacement caps. He was outstanding in the 1997 British Lions series victory over South Africa.