Notable People From Beith

  • Andrew Aitken – Beith-born poet
  • Henry Faulds – Beith-born fingerprint pioneer.
  • James Johnstone – Biologist and Oceanographer who was born in Beith. Made huge contributions to fishery research and has a flatworm named after him.
  • Jemma Reekie – Olympic runner from Beith who has won gold at the U-20 & U-22 European Championships.
  • James Sellars – Glasgow-born architect who helped design Spiers School in Beith.
  • John Witherspoon – Beith-born minister who signed the American Declaration of Independence.