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List Rules People on this list must have gone to The Glasgow Academy and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from The Glasgow Academy, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from The Glasgow Academy include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished The Glasgow Academy alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended The Glasgow Academy are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from The Glasgow Academy.

Examples of graduates on this list include J. M. Barrie and William Ramsay.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to The Glasgow Academy?” and “Which celebrities are The Glasgow Academy alumni?”

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J. M. Barrie is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in ...more

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Niall Ferguson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Historian, Professor, Author Niall Campbell Douglas Ferguson is a British historian from Scotland. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of Jesus ...more

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Darius Campbell is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Record producer, Songwriter, Musician Darius Campbell, also known professionally either as Darius Danesh or Darius, is a Scottish platinum-selling singer-songwriter, a West End stage actor, an operatic baritone, an author, and an ...more

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William Ramsay is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Chemist Sir William Ramsay KCB FRS FRSE was a Scottish chemist who discovered the noble gases and received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1904 "in recognition of his services in the discovery of ...more

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John Reith, 1st Baron Reith is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Politician, Engineer John Charles Walsham Reith, 1st Baron Reith, KT GCVO GBE CB TD PC was a British broadcasting executive who established the tradition of independent public service broadcasting in the United ...more

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George MacDonald Fraser is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Novelist, Screenwriter, Author George MacDonald Fraser OBE FRSL was a Scottish author who wrote historical novels, non-fiction books and several screenplays. He is best known for a series of works that featured the character ...more

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William Paton Ker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
William Paton Ker was a Scottish literary scholar and essayist.

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William Sharp is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
William Sharp was a Scottish writer, of poetry and literary biography in particular, who from 1893 wrote also as Fiona Macleod, a pseudonym kept almost secret during his lifetime. He was also an ...more

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Donald Dewar is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Politician Donald Campbell Dewar was a Scottish politician, advocate of Scottish devolution, and the inaugural holder of the post of First Minister of Scotland. Dewar entered politics after his election as ...more

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Douglas Crawford is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Douglas Crawford Politician, Journalist George Douglas Crawford, was a Scottish politician and journalist, educated at Glasgow Academy and St Catharine's College, Cambridge before working as a journalist in London. He was an ...more

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John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlo... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
John Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard Politician John Olav Kerr, Baron Kerr of Kinlochard GCMG, is a former diplomat, now Deputy Chairman of Scottish Power and an independent member of the House of Lords.

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Norman Stone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Historian, Professor Norman Stone is a British historian, who is currently a Professor in the Department of International Relations at Bilkent University, Ankara. He is a former Professor at the University of ...more

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Iain Cuthbertson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Actor Iain Cuthbertson was a Scottish character actor. At 6' 4", he was known for his tall imposing build and also his distinctive "gravelly" heavily accented voice.

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David Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Golfer David Donaldson Robertson was a Scottish sportsman who represented Great Britain and Ireland at golf in the 1900 Summer Olympics, and also played international rugby for the Scotland.

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Johnnie Beattie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Johnnie Beattie John William "Johnnie" Beattie is a Scottish rugby union player who plays for Castres at the number 8 position.

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Herbert Waddell is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Herbert Waddell Herbert Waddell was a Scottish rugby union fly-half who played club rugby for Glasgow Academicals and international rugby for Scotland and the British Isles. Waddell was heavily involved with ...more

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Louis Greig is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous The Glasgow Academy Alumni
Louis Greig Group Captain Sir Louis Leisler Greig, KBE, CVO was a British naval surgeon, courtier and intimate of King George VI, and a rugby union player.