OVER the next few weeks, we will be celebrating more of the men and women who have put Glasgow on the map in the fields of politics, the arts, business, science, sport and more.

Once all 100 have been revealed, it’s over to the public to vote to find out who you think should be crowned the Greatest Glaswegian. Today’s contenders are Robert Stevenson, lighthouse engineer, and Lorraine Kelly, a legend of daytime television.

Robert Stevenson

BORN in Glasgow in 1772, Robert was educated as an infant at a charity school after his father died of an epidemic fever, leaving his mother in financial dire straits.

Robert and his mother moved to Edinburgh when he was 15, where she remarried Thomas Smith, an ingenious mechanic. Robert worked as an assistant to Thomas and was so successful that at 19 he was entrusted with the supervision of the erection of a lighthouse on the island of Little Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde.

In 1797 he was appointed engineer to the Lighthouse Board in succession to Thomas.

Robert served for nearly50 years as engineer to the Northern Lighthouse Board, until 1842, during which time he designed and oversaw the construction and later improvement of numerous lighthouses and bridges, including the construction of the Hutcheson Bridge in Glasgow.

In 1815, he was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, which in 1970 founded Stevenson College. In 2016 he was inducted into the Scottish Engineering Hall of Fame.

Lorraine Kelly

SHE is known to many as a household institution, especially in television. Born in the Gorbals, Lorraine moved to East Kilbride and went to Claremont High School. She turned down a place to study English and Russian at university in favour of a job on the East Kilbride News, her local newspaper.

In 1983, Lorraine joined BBC Scotland as a researcher, and it was in 1984 she made her television reporting debut with TV-AM. In 1993 she helped to launch GMTV by presenting Top Of The Morning. She has since presented LK today, GMTV With Lorraine, ITV Breakfast, Daybreak and the Nine O’Clock Live... Lorraine is a giant of daytime television.

Between 2012 and 2014, she was a main female presenter of ITV’s Daybreak, which she co-hosted from Monday to Thursdays with Aled Jones.

Since 2011, Lorraine has hosted the annual STV Children’s Appeal. She hosts the telethon and sister series such as STV Appeal Stories and Lorraine & Friends, and writes weekly columns for The Sun and The Sunday Post.

Although Lorraine calls herself a Dundonian by heart, it was in Glasgow that she was born and her accent was strong enough when starting out that she had to take elocution lessons.

She was the first female rector of Dundee University, was appointed an OBE in 2012, and in a survey was voted the celebrity most people would like to buy a car from.