Edinburgh’s Portobello High School boasts an impressive list of celebrities among its former pupils, while many other famous faces live in the seaside suburb of Portobello.
How many of the celebrities in our photo gallery did you know went to Portobello High School or lived in the area, and did any attend the same one as you or your children?
5. Shauna Macdonald
Shauna Macdonald is known for roles in The Descent, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Dangermouse, Filth, Spooks, The Cry, Shetland, and more recently Outlander. The BAFTA winning actor is also co-director of Edinburgh Youth Theatre based in Portobello, where she lives. Photo: Third Party
6. Paul Thomson
Pictured to the right of Alex Kapranos, former Portobello High School pupil Paul Thomson played for Scottish indie heroes Franz Ferdinand from their formation in 2002 until October 2021. Photo: Third Party
7. Gail Porter
The former Portobello High School pupil famously helped shift over a million copies of lads bible FHM after they projected her naked image onto the Houses of Parliament. TV presenter Gail grew up in Joppa. Photo: Third Party
8. Ken Buchanan
Portobello resident Ken Buchanan MBE was considered by many to be the greatest boxer ever to emerge from the UK. Last summer, a statue of the former undisputed world lightweight champion was unveiled at a public ceremony on Little King Street, bringing together hundreds of Capital residents to celebrate the occasion. Sadly, Ken passed away in April this year. Photo: Third Party