Famous faces from Wishaw: 12 of the biggest celebrities from Wishaw - including footballers, singers, politicians, and more

These are the most famous celebrities from Wishaw - from footballers to musicians to politicians

Wishaw. Ask most folk about the town and you’ll be met with either a grimace or a puzzled look. We don’t like to big ourselves up to much - but rest assured there are some truly astounding famous faces that have emerged from the unassuming North Lanarkshire conurbation.

I grew up in Wishaw, so I know fine well that we’ve produced some of the biggest Scottish football greats in the last few generations, alongside major players who’ve contributed massively to our countries arts and culture.

Despite all the difficulties we’ve faced as a post-industrial town, so many brilliant people have came out of the shadow cast over Wishaw since the demolition of the Ravenscraig back in the 90s. If that doesn’t show you that strength is built from adversity - I don’t know what will.

If you want to read more about Wishaw, check out our article: A local’s guide to Wishaw: 10 things to do in the heart of North Lanarkshire

From footballers to academics to musicians - these are the 12 biggest and best celebrities from the town of Wishaw.

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