Scotland has achieved highest ever reported score in an international survey which asks 60,000 adults from 20 countries what their perceptions are of 60 nations.
Our overall score has jumped to 65.3 out of 100, compared to 62.6 in 2020, which is the highest score the SNP Government has reported since first subscribing to the survey in 2008.
Scotland’s natural beauty was ranked 7th out of 60.
Compared to participating countries, Scotland ranked highly in key areas including ranking 9th for welcoming people, 10th for international peace and security and historic buildings and monuments.
The scoring and ranking of overall Governance has also improved, moving from 62.9 in 2020 to 64.9 in 2022 and from 13th to 11th place.
Kenneth Gibson MSP said:
“Scotland is blessed with natural beauty, vibrant cities, rich historical sites, white sand beaches and rolling hills, and it is great to see everything we have to offer being recognised by citizens from across the world.
“It is also encouraging to see that governance in Scotland has also scored well internationally which might be due to interest in forward thinking and outward looking SNP policies.
“Clearly there is no room for complacency and much work still to do; to reach our goal of eventually reaching number one in all categories.”