Now that Daniel Craig has retired from the role of James Bond there's fierce speculation as to who will become the next 007.

Next 007: Here are the 10 actors who are favourite to become the first Scottish James Bond since Sean Connery - including Sam Heughan

It’s one of the hottest roles in cinema and the bookies have a number of famous Scottish names in the frame to play the British spy.

Ever since Daniel Craig announced that ‘No Time To Die’ would be his last James Bond film, there has been feverish speculation about his successor.

The successful candidate will become the eighth actor to play Ian Fleming’s iconic character, following actors such as David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

Of course for the majority of Scots, Sean Connery will always be James Bond – and even though the Edinburgh-born actor starred in many of the most loved Bo nd films he remains the only performer north of the border to take on the iconic role.

Betting company William Hill are currently quoting odds for 10 Scottish actors to don the tuxedo and enjoy a vodka martini, shaken not stirred.

Here they are, from favourite to outsider.

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