In response to the results of a vote by Rough Guide readers about the 10 most beautiful places in Scotland, Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland said:

“With breath-taking scenery, remarkable attractions and picturesque towns and cities, Scotland is home to many of the world’s most beautiful places. It’s fantastic to see some of these incredible locations highlighted by the readers of Rough Guide in the latest poll.

“From the dramatic ruins of Dunnottar Castle to the bonny, bonny, banks of Loch Lomond, the places mentioned are excellent examples of Scotland’s unique and breath-taking appearance.

“Of course with great beauty comes great responsibility and we urge both visitors and residents alike to respect Scotland’s assets to protect and preserve them for many generations to come.

“Off the back of this insightful poll, we look forward to welcoming more visitors from across the world who want to encounter Scotland’s unique beauty and spirit.”

Click to see where Rough Guide readers voted the most beautiful places in Scotland.