The most famous person from Clydebank has been revealed, according to a new interactive map.

Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the insightful map which reveals the birthplaces of the most 'notable people' around the world.

The data is based on a study published in June this year from researchers from the University of Paris. 

A person's significance was calculated based on information scraped from Wikipedia and Wikidata. 

The data accounts for a series of factors including the number of Wikipedia entries, their average length, the average number of views from 2015-18 as well as the total number of external links.

"The data contains a rank value and a notability "sum value" these are used to determine which names are shown and how big they are," Mr Tjukanov explained to users on Twitter.

You can explore the map and view the noteworthy people from hometowns all over the world in four different categories:

  • Culture
  • Discovery & Science
  • Leadership
  • Sports & Games

Who is the most famous person from Clydebank?

Clydebank Post: Notable people interactive map in and around Clydebank (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)Notable people interactive map in and around Clydebank (Mapbox/ Topi Tjukanov)

The interactive map reveals that James Cosmo is the most significant person to come from Glasgow.

The film and television actor, 74, is perhaps best known for his roles in Braveheart, Highlander and Trainspotting.

Fans may also recognise him for his more recent appearances in Game Of Thrones and BBC's His Dark Materials.

Cosmo even took part in the nineteenth series of Celebrity Big Brother, coming in fourth place in 2017.

Other recognisable names that made a splash on the map include Scots-Irish artist William Crozier who was born in Yoker, and Drumchapel singer Mary Kiani known for her work with The Time Frequency as well as her own solo career.

Beyond Clydebank, legendary actor Sean Connery has been deemed the most notable name from Edinburgh and comic Charlie Chaplin is considered the most significant person from the UK's capital.