Alex Norton is one of many famous faces to have been brought up in the GorbalsAlex Norton is one of many famous faces to have been brought up in the Gorbals
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People of Glasgow: 11 famous faces who were born and brought up in the Gorbals

These are the famous faces who grew up in the Gorbals

The Gorbals on the south bank of the River Clyde is one of Glasgow’s best known areas that has a rich history.

During its peak in the 1930s, the Gorbals had an estimated 90,000 residents but the area looks very different today with many of the high rise blocks which once dominated the skyline no longer standing.

Many famous Glaswegian faces were born and brought up in the Gorbals with the area having produced footballers, boxers and philanthropists.

One famous face who we did leave off our list is Alex Harvey with there being a bit of dispute as to where he was from Kinning Park or the Gorbals.

Here are 11 famous faces from the Gorbals.

During its peak in the 1930s, the Gorbals had an estimated 90,000 residents but the area looks very different today with many of the high rise blocks which once dominated the skyline no longer standing.

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