AS THE wife of a successful man, Dinah Elizabeth Pearce was required to move in certain circles.

But this determined and compassionate Govan woman did not allow her privileged position to stop her becoming involved in the lives of ordinary families.

Many facing hardship and tough times in Glasgow during the late 19th and early 20th centuries benefited from her support, and her holiday scheme for sick children transformed the lives of young people and their families.

Could Dinah be your number one Glaswegian?

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.

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Dinah was married to shipyard owner and local MP Sir William Pearce, but she firmly believed working people had been let down by the government.

She helped to set up the well-known project Fresh-Air-Fortnight, which gave sick children a holiday to help their recovery, and while on the school board of Govan Parish from 1873 fought hard for female representation.

In 1906, Lady Pearce built the Pearce Institute, a beautiful community resource with a public hall and library, as a gift to the people of Govan.

She was a generous supporter of the Govan Press fund and was concerned about the wellbeing of soldiers, disabled children and anyone suffering hardship throughout her whole life.

Showbiz legend Johnny Beattie has entertained Scots for more than 60 years.

The former Govan shipyard worker got his big break in 1951 when a stranger in a Byres Road cafe asked him to join an amateur dramatics show. He went on to become a stand-up comic, panto dame and TV quiz show host on STV’s Now You See It in the 1980s. He is also a fine actor, notably starring opposite Liam Neeson in the 1990 flick The Big Man.

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As well as being known as a true giant of Scotland’s comedy scene alongside the likes of Rikki Fulton, Jack Milroy and Stanley Baxter, he is a firm favourite with River City fans. Until ill health forced him to retire from the BBC drama in 2015, Johnny had played loveable pensioner Malcolm Henderson since the programme’s launch in 2002.

A list of all the contenders so far is available online at Two more will be revealed tomorrow.