Best Scottish Authors: Scotland's 10 best authors of all time including Irvine Welsh - according to Scotsman readers
Here are Scotland's best ever writers, authors and novelists - according to Scotsman readers.
Inventors, actors and musicians a plenty, Scotland has long been known as one of the most creative countries on the planet.
When it comes to writers, the talent born in this country stretches hundreds and hundreds of years and includes some of the greatest novelists, writers and poets of all time.
Last week marked the annual National Books Lover Day, so we decided to ask our readers who we felt were the best Scottish authors of all time - and you responded in your droves.
Do you agree with the list?