Butler voted Scot of the Year
Published 25/01/2010 | 06:33
Gerard Butler has been crowned Scot of the Year following an internet vote, it has been announced.
The Hollywood heartthrob received 66 per cent of votes in the poll which started in December.
Singer Susan Boyle grabbed second place with 26 per cent and poet Robert Burns came third after he received five per cent of votes.
More than 2,000 people took part in the poll run by ScotsCare, a charity that provides financial assistance and employment and training opportunities to Scots living in London.
A spokeswoman for the charity said the owner of Harrods, Mohamed Al Fayed, who received two per cent of votes, was included in the list of names after reports he wanted to be leader of an independent Scotland.
ScotsCare chief executive Willie Docherty said: "Gerard has certainly proved a popular winner amongst the females in our office.
"We had a great list of contenders that would do any country proud.
"Burns day is a very fitting time to celebrate the great people associated with Scotland."