Did you know?
Wishaw High School saw in its classrooms some famous names, such as the Curran brothers, Samuel and Robert.
Both of them were linked and thrived in the academic realm, with Robert Curran being Professor of Pathology at the University of Birmingham and Sam being an instrumental figure on the history of Strathclyde University.
Appointed Principal of the Royal College of Science and Technology in Glasgow, he steered the institution through to its current University status in 1962, where he maintained his role until 1980. Sir Samuel Crowe Curran was also a renowned physicist and inventor of the scintillation and proportional counters, two techniques for the detection of elementary particles that had an impact in physics all around the world.