GLASWEGIANS have changed the world.

From medical heroes and musical giants to ingenious inventors and amazing architects, men and women from our fantastic city have made their mark in all kinds of dramatic ways.

But who are the greatest Glaswegians of all time?

Today, the Evening Times launches its search to find out who inspires, entertains and enthrals you the most.

Starting next month, in a series of regular features, we will be counting down the top 50 – and we would love to hear your suggestions for who should be on that list.

For example, would you include Nicola Sturgeon, Billy Connolly, Denise Mina or Charles Rennie Mackintosh?

Perhaps you are a fan of football manager Sir Alex Ferguson or Olympic swimmer Alison Sheppard?

Scotland’s First Minister is from Irvine, but was educated and has spent the bulk of her working life in the city, firstly as a solicitor for Drumchapel Law Centre and then as MSP for the southside.

Ms Sturgeon is the first female leader of the Scottish National Party, and the first woman to hold the position of First Minister of Scotland.

Should Billy Connolly, recently number one in our sister title The Herald’s countdown of Scotland’s 60 funniest people, be on the list?

Comedian, actor, documentary maker and all-round global superstar, Billy has also ‘sold’ Glasgow around the world, opening people’s eyes to the city’s warmth, humour and creativity, warts and all.

One of Scotland’s best known writers, Denise Mina left school at 16 but later returned to education to study law as a mature student.

While researching her PHD thesis, she started a novel. Struggling with writer’s block, she attended a writing course at Glasgow Women’s Library in 1999 and has been a successful author ever since, with novels - many set in Glasgow including the Garnethill trilogy - short stories, plays and graphic novels all under her belt.

Some of Glasgow’s best known and most loved buildings are the work of 19th century architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

From the majestic Scotland Street School Museum and The Lighthouse on Mitchell Street, to Bellahouston’s beautiful House for an Art Lover and the original Willow Tea Rooms on Sauchiehall Street, the city is famous throughout the world as the home of the great designer.

Govan-born Sir Alex Ferguson, who managed Manchester United from 1986 to 2013, is considered one of the greatest and most successful managers of all time, while champion swimmer Alison Sheppard was the first woman to compete in five consecutive Summer Olympics for Great Britain, starting in 1988.

There are many, many more great Glaswegians to add to the mix - men and women who have put the city on the political, scientific, educational, religious, commercial and cultural map at home and abroad.

Tell us your favourites and why they should be on our list, by emailing and look out for our countdown features throughout July.