EDINBURGH, Scotland, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The honor of being Scotland's top Scot goes to Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster, who bumped poet Robert Burns into second place, a survey said.
Chancellor and prime minister hopeful Gordon Brown did not even make the top 10, despite attempts to boost his popularity and name recognition, the Daily Mail said.
More than 2,000 adults across the United Kingdom were asked to identify Scots past and present. The Loch Ness Monster collected almost a third of the votes, followed by Burns and actor Sean Connery.
Freedom fighters Robert the Bruce and William Wallace came in fourth and fifth.
Women were nearly absent from the top 10, with GMTV presenter Lorraine Kelly placing eighth and singer Lulu squeaking in at 10th.
The survey was commissioned by Crabbies Green Ginger Wine.