People of East Kilbride: 13 famous faces who were born and brought up in East Kilbride

These are the famous faces who grew up in East Kilbride

East Kilbride was the first new town to be designated in Scotland with many famous faces having been born and raised in the South Lanarkshire town.

As houses began to be built in East Kilbride in 1948, the new town very quickly received over 8,000 housing applications by 1950 which indicated a remarkable move of population to the area.

The town continued to grow from strength to strength throughout the sixties and seventies as homes and infrastructure continued to be built to accommodate 75,000 people which would be home to well-known Scottish musicians, footballers and actors.

If you would like to know more about the history and heritage of East Kilbride, you can check out the history of the area through old photographs by clicking here!

Here are 13 famous faces who were born and grew up in EK.

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