HELENSBURGH is the 'sexiest' town in the west of Scotland, according to a survey published this week.

The town is ranked 12th in the top 20 Scottish towns and cities in an 'interactive sex map' published by LoveHoney.

It's also the only town in Argyll and Bute to make it on to the 'top 20' list.

Top of the list was Bathgate, ahead of Inverurie and Ellon, while Port Glasgow in Inverclyde came bottom of the list.

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Stirling was the highest rated Scottish city, but was ranked only 162nd in the UK list.

Inverness was 175th, Glasgow was 240th, Aberdeen was 332nd, Dundee was 415th and Edinburgh was the lowliest of all the big Scottish cities in 505th place in the UK listings of 725 locations with the biggest populations.

Lovehoney product director Bonny Hall said: “Couples who have been in settled relationships for years are looking for new ways to spice things up and they are increasingly choosing to experiment.

“The map allows you to look up anywhere in Scotland, so you can see how sexy your town is, or other towns in your locality or even further afield.”

The figures are based on based on Lovehoney’s extensive data on the UK’s sexual behaviour.

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The top 20 Scottish towns and cities were as follows:

1 Bathgate

2 Inverurie

3 Ellon

4 Dalkeith

5 Dunfermline

6 Peterhead

7 Fraserburgh

8 Forfar

9 Stirling

10 Inverness

11 Perth

12 Helensburgh

13 Montrose

14 Alloa

15 Stonehaven

16 St Andrews

17 Johnstone

18 Glasgow

19 Motherwell

20 Dumfries

Bottom 10:

1 Port Glasgow

2 Ardrossan

3 Erskine

4 Saltcoats

5 Greenock

6 Largs

7 Coatbridge

8 Hamilton

9 Gourock

10 Hawick