MOST people will know Eileen McCallum as Isabel Blair in Take the High Road.

But the Glasgow star – who has also appeared in a string of diverse roles, from Shakespeare to River City – has spent the last 15 years fighting for children who have a severe muscle-wasting disease.

Eileen is in the running to be named Greatest Glaswegian in our popular poll.

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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.

When her two young grandsons were diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2004 Eileen fought hard to raise money and awareness. She has taken her fight to the Scottish Parliament, fundraised to help find a cure, and in 2010 helped to set up the Eileen McCallum Trust.

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He may have been born in England, but it was in Glasgow that Joseph Lister, surgeon and pioneer of antiseptic surgery, made his greatest discovery.

While working at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Lister introduced carbolic acid, now known as phenol, to sterilize surgical instruments, and to clean wounds, saving many lives. Glasgow is so proud of its connection with the ‘father of modern surgery” that it erected a statue of him between the University of Glasgow and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.

Two more contenders will be revealed tomorrow.