150 faces of Edinburgh: 15 of the most famous people from Edinburgh, from John Swinney to KT Tunstall

Many recognisable faces made the list – including eight famous Johns

Many famous people hail from Edinburgh, from Olympians to actors to politicians.

The Edinburgh Evening News is marking 150 years since the publication of its very first paper in 1873. To celebrate, we are naming 150 celebrities and local heroes who have a connection to the Capital, in alphabetical order. So far, we’ve mentioned some big names, including Arthur Conan Doyle, David Tennant, JK Rowling, and Ian Rankin. Even some animals have made the list!

Here are 15 of the most famous faces from Edinburgh, from J to K.