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Top cultural icons of Scotland: All

Rank Topic Wikipedia views
Oct 21 2010
1 Sean Connery 11300
2 Golf (see Golf in Scotland), Muirfield, Royal Musselburgh Golf Club, St Andrews golf course 10314
3 Alexander Graham Bell, Elizabeth Bowes Lyon [link] 10045
4 Ewan McGregor [link], 8203
5 The Loch Ness Monster [link] was voted as Highland 2007 Icon; runners-up were Flora MacDonald [link], Rob Roy MacGregor [link], Hugh Miller [link], Simon Fraser of Lovat [link] and Bonnie Prince Charlie. [link] 6757
6 QEII 5342
7 Hadrian's Wall - often used as a metaphor, but none of which is actually in Scotland. 5163
8 Craig Ferguson 5052
9 James Watt [link] 3381
10 Billy Connolly [link], Sean Connery [link], Alan Cumming 3300
11 John Paul Jones [link] 3209
12 Kenny Dalglish [link] 2781
13 Bagpipes, Paddie Bell, Big Country 2741
14 Battle of Bannockburn [link], Battle of Largs [link], Battle of Falkirk [link], Battle of Stirling Bridge 2426
15 Ben Nevis Cairngorms, Edinburgh, Glencoe, Gretna Green, Highlands and Islands, Iona, Isle of Skye, Loch Lomond, Loch Ness, Scottish Islands 2269
16 Balamory, BBC Radio nan Gaidheal, BBC Radio Scotland, BBC Scotland, Brigadoon 2224
17 The Jesus and Mary Chain 2183
18 J. M. Barrie, The Beano [link], Robert Burns [link] 2097
19 The Proclaimers 1627
20 John Knox [link] 1618
21 Charles Edward Stuart [link], Col Ciotach, Culloden [link] 1537
22 Balmoral Castle [link], Balmoral Hotel [link], Broch, [link], Broch of Mousa, 1413
23 Edinburgh Castle [link], Eilean Donan Castle 1344
24 John Napier [link] 1020
25 Eric Liddell [link], Sandy Lyle, Benny Lynch 1010
26 Greyfriars Bobby 980
27 Hampden Park, Gavin Hastings, Highland Games [link], Chris Hoy [link] [link] 955
28 Cutty Sark 953
29 Beltane [link], Braemar Gathering [link], Burns Night [link] [link] 951
30 Flower of Scotland 922
31 Irvine Welsh 917
32 Alex Salmond [link] [link], Adam Smith 804
33 Antonine Wall [link], Auld Alliance [link] 780
34 Falkirk Wheel [link], Forth Rail Bridge Forth Road Bridge 778
35 Jim Clark, David Coulthard, Curling 694
36 Scottish Football Association, Scottish Rugby Union, Shinty, Jock Stein, Jackie Stewart, Lachie Stewart 690
37 Ian Rankin [link] [link], J. K. Rowling 637
38 Massacre of Glencoe [link], Moss Troopers Act 1712 602
39 Royal Yacht Britannia 601
40 Still Game [link] 598
41 Caber toss, Old Firm (Celtic F.C. and Rangers F.C.) 575
42 Thomas Telford, William Thomson 574
43 Ally McCoist, Liz McColgan, Colin McRae, Young Tom Morris, Andy Murray, Yvonne Murray, Murrayfield Stadium 532
44 Bluebell, Lion rampant, Stone of Scone, Tartan , thistle 477
45 The Dandy, Arthur Conan Doyle 466
46 Flying Scotsman 452
47 Local Hero 449
48 MSP, Member of the Scottish Parliament [link], Scotland Office [link], Scottish Affairs Committee [link], Scottish Constitutional Commission, Scottish Executive, Scottish Grand Committee, Scottish independence, Scottish Office, Scottish Parliament [link] [link], Scottish Parliament Information Centre, Secretary of State for Scotland [link] 426
49 Runrig 403
50 Edinburgh Festival [link], [link], Edinburgh Fringe (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) [link] [link], Edinburgh Tattoo [link] 390
51 Keir Hardie [link] 381
52 Take the High Road, Tannochbrae [link], Trainspotting 341
53 Tartan Army [link], Tossing the caber 326
54 Declaration of Arbroath [link], Devolution [link] 309
55 Duke of Rothesay, Holyrood House, Jacobitism, Lord Lyon King of Arms, Order of the Thistle [link] [link], Queen Mother 294
56 Peter Maxwell Davies [link] 219
57 William John Macquorn Rankine 205
58 Caledonian MacBrayne 179
59 Melrose Abbey, Mercat cross, Museum of Scotland, 179
60 Iona Abbey, Jedburgh Abbey, 167
61 Archie Gemmill, 164
62 RRS Discovery 154
63 Queen Mary 152
64 Oor Wullie [link] 146
65 Hebrides Overture 144
66 Hugh MacDiarmid, Sorley MacLean, Makar, Martin Martin 142
67 National Library of Scotland, Scottish National Portrait Gallery 131
68 Doric dialect, Lallans, Lowland Scots, Scottish accent, Scottish English, Scottish Gaelic, Scottish Standard English 115
69 Scottish coinage 110
70 Caerlaverock Castle, Callanish, Castle Stalker, Cawdor Castle, Clyde Tunnel [link], Crichton Castle, Culzean Castle, 110
71 Sanjeev Kohli 109
72 Tartan Day 104
73 Scone Palace, Scott Monument, Scottish abbeys [link], Scottish abbeys, Scottish Parliament [link], Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre [link], St Giles Cathedral, St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall 101
74 Clan badge, Lord Lyon, King of Arms, Scottish clans, Scottish clan chief [link], Scottish Heraldry 92
75 Silicon Glen [link] 87
76 Atholl brose, Baxters, Buckfast, Cock-a-leekie, Crannachan, Cullen skink [link], Deep fried Mars Bar, Drambuie, Haggis [link], Irn Bru, Neeps, Oatcakes, Porridge, Scotch pie, Scottish ales, Scottish beer, Selkirk Bannock [link], Shortbread, Single malt, Tatties, Whisky, tatty scones (potato cakes); 86
77 Lewis Grassic Gibbon 72
78 Henry Faulds 59
79 Para Handy [link] 49
80 Canntaireachd, Ceilidh, The Corries 43
81 John Macadam [link], John MacLean, James Macpherson 42
82 Wendy Wood 38
83 John Bellany [link], Francis Boileau Cadell, Stephen Campbell, Robert Colquhoun, Stephen Conroy, Ken Currie, Richard Demarco, Joan Eardley, John Duncan Fergusson, John Houston, Peter Howson, George Leslie Hunter, Hunterian Art Gallery, Robert MacBryde, Charles Rennie Mackintosh [link], Edwin Morgan [link], David Morier, National Galleries of Scotland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Samuel John Peploe, Sir Henry Raeburn, Scots Makar, Andy Scott [link] [link], Scottish art, Scottish Arts Council, Scottish Ballet, Phoebe Traquair, Jack Vettriano, Alison Watt 35
84 The People's Friend 35
85 Hugh Baird, Billy Bremner, Matt Busby 27
86 Tannochbrae 26
87 William Neill 25
88 John Blackwood McEwen 24
89 Scottish Certificate of Education, Standard Grade, Higher Grade, 23
90 Highland dancing, Scottish country dancing, Scottish sword dances 20
91 Helen Cruickshank 19
92 George Meikle Kemp 18
93 Paul Johnston and his father Ronald Johnston, crime novelists 17
94 William Wallace 17
95 Hugh Baird (engineer), John Logie Baird [link], Alexander Graham Bell 13
96 Royal Highland Show [link], Royal National Mod 9
97 Scottish Storytelling Centre, Scottish Writers' Museum (Edinburgh), Selkirk Grace, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson 6
98 Radical war, Red Clydeside, Rob Roy MacGregor [link] 5
99 Border collie, Capercaillie [link] , Dandie Dinmont Terrier, osprey [link], ptarmigan [link], red deer [link], red kite [link], red squirrel [link], Scotch Terrier, Scottish Blackface sheep, Scottish wild cat [link], West Highland Terrier < 5
100 John Loudon Macadam [link] < 5
101 Edinburgh University, Glasgow University, St Andrews University (oldest university in Scotland) < 5
102 Doocot, Dunnottar Castle, < 5
103 Dr Finlay's Casebook [link] < 5
104 Ricky Fulton [link] < 5
105 Saint Andrew's day [link] < 5
106 Rab C Nesbitt [link], River City < 5
107 Kelvingrove Art Gallery < 5
108 Holyrood House, < 5
109 Highland Games, Hogmanay [link] < 5
110 Glendarroch < 5
111 Scottish folk music, Scottish music, Scotland the Brave, Scots wha hae, The Skids < 5
112 Sir Henry Raeburn [link] < 5
113 Robert the Bruce [link] < 5

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