THE hunt is on to find the Greatest Glaswegian of all time – who do you think should be number one?

Over the summer we are revealing the names of 100 men and women who have put the city on the map through sport, science, politics, the arts and more.

Most were born here, some moved here to work or study and have since made the city their own, opening the eyes of others around the world to its strengths and successes; and others have made such an impact on Glasgow that, despite having been born elsewhere, they are inextricably linked with the city, its people, culture and ideals.

Once all 100 have been announced, we will be opening our list up to a public vote, giving our readers the chance to determine who should be crowned Greatest Glaswegian.

Glasgow is a city of pioneers – often, our citizens are responsible for some of the great firsts of recent times.

Actor Tony Osoba, who was born in Glasgow in 1947, smashed stereotypes when he became the first black Scottish actor to appear on primetime television.

His role as Jim ‘Jock’ McClaren in the popular 1970s British sitcom Porridge marked the start of a great career, in which he played a string of more than 200 TV roles.

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The former Royal Scottish Academy of Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) student grew up in Maryhill, where he swithered about becoming a car designer before he eventually decided on acting.

He worked behind the scenes at the Citizens Theatre, doing backstage work and the odd walk-on part before going to the Academy.

He has starred in everything from long-running soap Coronation Street and crime drama Dempsey and Makepeace to Doctor Who, The Demon Headmaster and Family Affairs.

In 2011, he was a finalist in the prestigious Great Scot Awards, organised by Johnnie Walker Blue Label, in recognition of his ground-breaking start in the industry, and his contribution to entertainment.

Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh was one of the key figures in the emergence of the ‘Glasgow Style’ in the 1890s.

Although she was born near Wolverhampton, she settled in Glasgow in the late 1880s and she and her sister Frances enrolled at Glasgow School of Art.

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Here they met Charles Rennie Mackintosh and James Herbert MacNair and the four collaborated together on many projects. The MacDonald Sisters Studio on Hope Street was where they produced innovative artwork.

Margaret was an extremely talented artist, skilled in a variety of media such as watercolour, metalwork, embroidery and textiles and she became celebrated as one of the best young artists of early 20th century Britain.

Along with several other successful and inspirational female artists, she became part of the Glasgow Girls, who worked in many media from suffragette banners to jewellery and paintings.

Margaret and Charles married in 1900. They worked together on a series of interiors, including the House for an Art Lover in Bellahouston Park and the Room de Luxe at the original Willow Tea Rooms on Sauchiehall Street.

While Mackintosh went on to be celebrated all over the world, and Margaret was awarded numerous prizes jointly with her husband, art history has often played down the significance of her work.

Mackintosh once said: “Margaret has genius. I only have talent.”

Find out who else is in the running for the title of Greatest Glaswegian at Two more contenders will be revealed tomorrow.