Braveheart wins battle to be top Scots movie of all time

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IT MAY have been filmed 13 years ago but Mel Gibson's stirring portrayal of William Wallace in Braveheart was unforgettable.

So much so that Gibson's 1995 epic came top in a survey of cinema-goers asked to name their favourite Scottish film of all time.

In second place was Trainspotting, Danny Boyle's 1996 dark comic adaptation of the novel by Irvine Welsh. Twelve per cent of voters said the film, which launched the career of Ewan McGregor, was their favourite Scottish film.

Another comedy – albeit one filmed in 1949 in black and white – romped into third place. Whisky Galore, the film of a Compton Mackenzie novel based on the true story of a shipwreck raided for its cargo of whisky was fondly remembered by cinema-goers.

The sentimental Disney version of Greyfriars Bobby, made in 1961, still has many fans, earning 9 per cent of the vote.

The 1997 film Mrs Brown, the tale of Queen Victoria's relationship with her Highland servant John Brown, was in fifth place, while Bill Forsyth's much loved schoolyard fable Gregory's Girl was the seventh most popular.

The Last King of Scotland, made in 2006, was the most recent film on the list with 6 per cent of the vote, while the historical epic Rob Roy, made in 1996 and starring Liam Neeson, was the eighth most popular film. The 1973 film The Wicker Man came in ninth place and Dog Soldiers, from 2002, came tenth.