People of Glasgow: 8 famous faces who were born and brought up in Possilpark

These are the famous faces who grew up in Possilpark

Possilpark which is locally known as Possil is a district which is centred around Saracen Street in the north of the city.

The area has a rich history and heritage which dates back to 1242 as Alexander II of Scotland granted certain lands to the Bishop of Glasgow with an area in the north being called Possele.

Possil mainly developed around the Saracen Foundry company under the guidance of Walter MacFarlane who vastly expanded the estate which grew from a population of 10 people in 1872 to 10,000 by 1891.

The area has produced many famous faces such as footballers, singers and actors.

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