15 famous Edinburgh faces and the schools or universities they attended, including Outlander star Sam Heughan

Sam Heughan, JK Rowling, Irvine Welsh and Ncuti Gatwa – these are some of the celebrities who were educated in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s schools, colleges and universities have done their bit to shape many household names, producing celebrities from musicians to actors and authors.

If you’ve ever wondered where Outlander actor Sam Heughan or Trainspotting writer Irvine Welsh were educated we’ve got the answers for you.

How many of the celebrities in our picture gallery did you know went to school, college or university in Edinburgh – and did any of them go to the same one as you or your children?