THE hunt is on for the greatest Glaswegian of all time.

Who do you think should be number one?

Throughout July, we are revealing the top 50 men and women who have put Glasgow on the map through politics, the arts, business, science and more.

Once all 50 have been revealed, it’s over to you – we will be launching a public vote to find out who you think should be crowned Greatest Glaswegian.

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Today, we reveal the next two contenders for the title – shipping magnate Sir William Burrell and ‘Battling’ Betty McAllister, champion of the east end.

‘Battling Betty McAllister was a legendary figure in Glasgow’s east end.

Born there in 1931, she made it her life’s work to fight for the rights of her neighbours and to improve the lives of people in the communities of Calton and the Barras, where she ran a fish shop.

She helped to set up the first residents’ association in Calton, during housing regeneration work in the 80s. She managed to stop the area’s building heritage from being replaced with ‘LEGO boxes’, as she called them.

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Betty’s motto became: “If you shout loud enough, they’ll listen” – and they did. Her stunts over the years included dressing children in bandages daubed with tomato ketchup for a road safety demonstration and locking a dozen council workers in a compound to try and block plans to move in travellers.

She also led a victorious battle against a hotel planned for a site near Glasgow Green and when Margaret Thatcher visited Templeton Business Park, she marched down there and shouted that the Prime Minister could ‘shove her poll tax’.

For 31 years, she ran Betty’s Club, providing afterschool activities and day trips for local kids. She served in the Land Army during the Second World War, was awarded the British Empire Medal for community work in 1980 and the Evening Times Scotswoman of the Year award in 1984.

In 2012, community activists organised a plaque to be placed on a wall near the fish shop she ran, which described her perfectly - “A great campaigner for the people of Calton”.

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Born on Scotia Street in the Blythswood area of Glasgow, Sir William Burrell was born into a shipping family and ran the business with one of his brothers after his father’s death.

A smart entreprener, he sold the fleet at great profit and concentrated on collecting art and antiques. He was knighted in 1927 for services to art.

In 1944 he donated 8000 items to Glasgow, along with funding for a new museum building to display the collections which he wanted to be in a rural setting within easy reach of the city centre.

The Burrell Collection in Pollok Country Park opened to the public in October 1983 and has since become one of the city’s most loved visitor attractions, bringing in tourists from around the world. It is currently undergoing a major renovation and will open again in spring 2021.