Glasgow revealed as selfie capital of Scotland

Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with a member of the public. Picture: John Devlin
Nicola Sturgeon takes a selfie with a member of the public. Picture: John Devlin
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GLASGOW has been crowned the selfie capital of Scotland, beating Edinburgh into second place.

New research, based on images uploaded to photo-sharing app Instagram, showed that Glasgow has 54 selfie-takers for every 100,000 people - making it the 37th most popular city in the world for taking selfies.

Ed Miliband takes a selfie with two shoppers. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Ed Miliband takes a selfie with two shoppers. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Scotland’s largest city proved more popular than Seattle, Singapore and Stockholm for taking selfies.

Edinburgh is slightly behind Glasgow, with 50 selfie-takers for every 100,000 people, putting it at 46th in the global rankings, ahead of Sheffield, Dubai and Dublin.

TIME Magazine carried out an examination of over 400,000 Instagram photos tagged with the word ‘selfie’ and an identifiable geographic location.

Overall, 459 cities with populations of 250,000 and over were included in order to discover the ‘selfiest’ place on the planet.

The most popular place for selfies was Makati City and Pasig in the Philippines, with 258 selfie-takers for every 100,000 people.

Manhattan in New York was some way behind in second, with 208 selfie-takers per 100,000 people and Miami came third with 155 per 100,000.

The highest-ranked UK city was Manchester, in at number seven with 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 - more than Milan, Las Vegas and Paris.

TIME reported that it counted the number of selfies captured in a five-mile radius and divided by the city’s population.

Top 10 UK cities for taking selfies (global positions in brackets)

Manchester (7) - 114 selfie-takers per 100,000 people

Leeds (19) - 72 per 100,000

Cardiff (26) - 66 per 100,000

Belfast (29) - 61 per 100,000

Liverpool (31) - 58 per 100,000

Glasgow (37) - 54 per 100,000

Leicester (38) - 53 per 100,000

Coventry (45) - 50 per 100,000

Edinburgh (46) - 50 per 100,000

Bristol (49) - 49 per 100,000

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