Some Famous Motherwell Folk

We’ve also included a list of some of the most famous people to come from Motherwell, maybe you can see if any of them interest you and try and find out a bit more about them?

Professor Tom Devine


Professor Sir Tom Divine – considered to be the leading authority on the modern history of Scotland and its people.




Katie Leung – actor best known for playing Cho Chang in the Harry Potter films.





Paul Higgins – actor best known for playing Jamie MacDonald in the Thick of It and In the Loop.





Nancy Riach (1927 – 1947) – A member of the Motherwell Amateur Swimming and Water Polo Club. She was described as the finest swimmer in the British Empire and excelled at all strokes.





Jim Conacher – ice hockey player who played for the Detroit Red Wings, New York Rangers and Chicago Black Hawks.





Nan Rae – former Scottish swimmer who competed at the 1960 Olympics.