Ten famous Scottish pubs

1. The Saracen Head, Glasgow: Dating back to 1755, when it was built on the other side of the road in the Gallowgate, the "Sarry Heid" is best known as the setting for Billy Connolly's Last Supper sketch.

2. Applecross Inn: One of the most scenic pubs in Scotland - reached by the Bealach na Ba, the highest mountain pass in Britain - is famed for its award-winning seafood.

3. Globe Inn, Dumfries: One of the oldest pubs in Scotland, dating back to 1610, and famous as the favourite watering hole of the national bard, Robert Burns.

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4. Pennan Inn, Aberdeen-shire: Secured world fame after being featured in the hit 1983 Scottish movie Local Hero.

5. Old Forge, Knoydart: Mainland Britain's remotest pub, only accessible by an 18-mile hike or seven-mile sea crossing.

6. Port O'Leith: Its celebrated former landlady, Mary Moriarty, may have stood down, but the pub featured in Irvine Welsh's Trainspotting is still a cult favourite in the capital.

7. Clachaig Inn, Glencoe: Set in the heart of the famous glen, the inn boasts one of the most spectacular locations in Scotland and attracts walkers and climbers all year round.

8. Cafe Royal, Edinburgh: Virtually unchanged for more than 140 years since it was converted from a shop showroom, the Cafe Royal is said to resemble a 19th-century Paris saloon bar.

9. Am Politician, Eriskay: Named after the famous ship which crashed off Eriskay in 1941, leaving the islanders to help themselves to its cargo of thousands of bottles of whisky.

10. Besom Inn, Coldstream: Located on the A697, the Besom Inn is the first licensed premises to greet a visitor to Scotland from England.