Famous People

Over the centuries Barrhead has been home to many famous and influential figures who have been active in many spheres. Pioneers of business and industry have been common. Charles Tennant, revolutionised the whole of the British cotton industry in the late 18th century by introducing chemical bleaching for the first time and Kate Cranston, pioneered the emergence of the Glasgow tea-room phenomenon in the latter half of the 19th century.  
In more modern times, Barrhead has produced successful writer, Christopher Brookmyre and well known actor Douglas Henshall.
Three more well known figures, James Maxton, John Shanks and John Davidson are described in this section.

Over the centuries Barrhead has been home to many famous and influential figures who have been active in many spheres. Pioneers of business and industry have been common. Charles Tennant, revolutionised the whole of the British cotton industry in the late 18th century by introducing chemical bleaching for the first time and Kate Cranston, pioneered the emergence of the Glasgow tea-room phenomenon in the latter half of the 19th century.  

In more modern times, Barrhead has produced successful writer, Christopher Brookmyre and well known actor Douglas Henshall.

Three more well known figures, James Maxton, John Shanks and John Davidson are described in this section.