These are the most popular people in Scotland

If you could pick one person that you’d think Scottish people would love to loathe, who would it be?

Exactly. So we’re as shocked as anybody to find ‘er majesty the Queen ruling the roost at number five in a new poll by YouGov Profiles to find the most popular people in Scotland. Ol’ Lizzie is the most popular non-Scot in the whole list!

There’s a few other surprises hiding among the who’s who of Scotland’s fave names, including a certain ex-Top Gear host and a famous Hollywood actor.

The poll of 30,000 Scottish people came up with a top 20 list of the most popular people in the country, out of a total list of 5,000 notable public figures. So you won’t find your granny in there even if you think her carrot cake has made her one of Glasgow’s biggest names…

Check out the results below:

1. Nicola Sturgeon

No surprises here. The Bonnie Isle’s most loved person is iron lady Nicola Sturgeon.

Forever striving in Westminster to get the best deal for her beloved nation, and they love her for it. It’s almost as if she’s got Irn Bru running in her veins.

2. Andy Murray

Here we go, the best British (he prefers Scottish, actually) tennis player in a generation is in at second in this popularity contest. Poor old Tim Henman never flew so high…

3. Billy Connolly

Scotland’s famous funnyman beats out fellow comedian Frankie Boyle here. They’ve both proved divisive over the years, but we reckon it’s a battle of the beards, and Connolly’s luscious locks just pip Boyle’s frizzy face.

4. Alex Salmond

The Scottish National Party’s leader for a whopping seven years, Salmond lost the independence referendum last year, but he’s still got a friend or two back home.

Now an elected MP in Parliament, Salmond is taking the fight to the Tories on their own turf.

5. Queen Elizabeth II

Who knew! Mrs Windsor has her own dedicated fan club north of the border. It just shows, even in the circle of your harshest critics you can always find support.

6. Kate Middleton

Sorry Kate, you’re just never going to win a nation’s hearts the same way steely-faced Liz has. Queen of playing hard to get (and the country, obvs), Her Majesty just has something about her.

7. Stephen Fry

King of general knowledge, everybody’s favourite quiz master Stephen Fry is much higher up than we thought he’d be. Maybe the Scots are as big Harry Potter fans as everyone else in Britain.

Want more Scottish celebrity rankings? Check out the full list below:

1. Nicola Sturgeon

2. Andy Murray

3. Billy Connolly

4. Alex Salmond

5. Queen Elizabeth II

6. Kate Middleton

7. Stephen Fry

8. David Attenborough

9. Dara O’Briain

10. Prince Harry

11. Jeremy Corbyn

12. Barack Obama

13. Morgan Freeman

14. Frankie Boyle

15. Judi Dench

16. Jeremy Clarkson

17. Michael McIntryre

18. Maggie Smith

19. Helen Mirren

20. Dawn French

Now what?