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These are the happiest (and unhappiest) places to live in Scotland

The happiest and unhappiest regions to live in Scotland have been revealed in a new 'Happiness Index' survey from the Bank of Scotland.

The annual survey asks Scots how happy or unhappy they are in local communities to create a range of happiness between -100 and +100. Here is the list of regions of Scotland and how they fared on the index.

Stunning landscapes helped Highlands and Islands to a 55.6 happiness score. Picture: Stephan Krause. Copyright: Wikimedia Commons

1. Highlands and Islands

Stunning landscapes helped Highlands and Islands to a 55.6 happiness score. Picture: Stephan Krause. Copyright: Wikimedia Commons
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Famous railway journeys saw Fife have a 48.6 happiness score. 'Picture: Greg Macvean. Copyright: PA

2. Mid-Scotland and Fife

Famous railway journeys saw Fife have a 48.6 happiness score. 'Picture: Greg Macvean. Copyright: PA
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Happiness score - 46.1.'Picture: Owen Humphreys. Copyright: PA

3. South of Scotland

Happiness score - 46.1.'Picture: Owen Humphreys. Copyright: PA
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Home to Edinburgh Castle, Lothians has a happiness score of 44.7.'Picture: Lisa Ferguson.'Copyright:  jpimedia

4. Lothians

Home to Edinburgh Castle, Lothians has a happiness score of 44.7.'Picture: Lisa Ferguson.'Copyright: jpimedia
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