TWO Scottish cities have been named among the most generous areas in the UK by a fundraising website.

Figures released by the fundraising website GoFundMe show that Glasgow and Edinburgh are in the top 10 areas where people make the most donations to the site.

Manchester took the top spot ahead of Northern Ireland’s Londonderry and Belfast.

Donations made to the site from Manchester totalled the equivalent of around one for every six people who live there.

The calculations are approximate and the exact number of individual donors is not known, because multiple donations can be made by the same person, the website said.

Rounding out the five most generous areas in the UK were Salford and Newcastle, followed in order by Edinburgh, Bangor, London, Brighton and Hove and Glasgow.

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Statistics also showed that Ireland was the most generous country on a per-person basis for the third year in a row as it reached almost one million donations in the last 12 months.

The UK came fourth on this list of the world’s most giving countries, after the US in second and Canada in third – with Australia completing the top five.

“This year, we saw an overwhelming display of gratitude on the platform," said GoFundMe chief executive Tim Cadogan.

“More than 15 million thank you messages were sent to the GoFundMe community, reiterating that these donations are so much more than a transaction, they are profoundly important acts of support and hope.”

Here is GoFundMe’s list of the UK’s most generous areas in full.

1. Manchester: 0.163 donations per person, or around one donation for every six people

2. Londonderry: 0.099, or one for every 10 people

3. Belfast: 0.098, or one for every 10 people

4. Salford: 0.083, or one for every 12 people

5. Newcastle Upon Tyne: 0.067, or one for every 15 people

6. Edinburgh: 0.067, or one for every 15 people

7. Bangor: 0.065, or one for every 15 people

8. London: 0.065, or one for every 15 people

9. Brighton and Hove: 0.064, or one for every 16 people

10. Glasgow, 0.063, or one for every 16 people