THE most famous people from across Scotland have been revealed, according to a new interactive map.

Mapbox researcher and geographer Topi Tjukanov developed the insightful map which reveals the birthplaces of the most "notable people" around the world.

The data is based on a study published in June this year from researchers from the University of Paris. 

A person's significance was calculated based on information scraped from Wikipedia and Wikidata. 

The data accounts for a series of factors including the number of Wikipedia entries, their average length, the average number of views from 2015-18 as well as the total number of external links.

"The data contains a rank value and a notability 'sum value', these are used to determine which names are shown and how big they are," Tjukanov explained to users on Twitter.

You can explore the map and view the noteworthy people from all over the world in four different categories:

  • Culture
  • Discovery & Science
  • Leadership
  • Sports & Games

Who are the most famous people in Scotland?

The interactive map reveals that the most famous people from Scotland include world-renowned economist Adam Smith, DJ Calvin Harris, and the late physician Alexander Fleming.

Here are some of Scotland’s other famous faces:

  • David Tennant – Actor from Bathgate
  • Mary, Queen of Scots – from Linlithgow
  • Ewan McGregor – Actor from Perth
  • Adam Smith – Economist from Kirkcaldy
  • Karen Gillan – Actress from Inverness
  • Ramsay MacDonald – Former prime minister from Lossiemouth
  • Kevin McKidd – Actor from Elgin
  • James Watt – Inventor and engineer from Greenock
  • Robert the Bruce – King of Scots from Maidens
  • Alan Cumming – Actor from Aberfeldy
  • Victoria Eugenie of Battenburg – Queen Consort of Spain from Crathie
  • Annie Lennox – Singer-songwriter from Aberdeen
  • Shirley Henderson – Actress from Forres
  • Mungo Park – Explorer of the African continent
  • JM Barrie – Writer from Kirriemuir
  • George MacDonald – Author, poet and Christian minister from Huntly
  • Peter Mullan – Actor from Peterhead

Find more famous faces from Scotland by heading to the map now.