Is Scotland in any top 10 lists?
Just from a regular Glasgow resident, I hear the rail journey on the west coast up to Mallaig is in the worlds top ten. The country itself is in the top ten to visit for scenery. And Glasgow as a city has been voted one of the friendliest in the world. I can be impartial in this one as I am not Glasgow born but consider myself an adopted ‘weegie' i have lived in several other places in the U.K. and grew up in rural Perthshire but Glasgow is home, I love it. I would love the English and Welsh who haven't come for a visit to do so, when I lived there I met so many people who said they would love to come but hadn't managed yet, come on up! Ok, bring an umbrella too but come!
Scotland doesn't show up on many lists because most international bodies lump it together with the rest of the UK and don't rank it independently.
Could be that Scotland has a top ten list for innovation
The steam engine
The pneumatic tyre
The condom was invented and patented by an Aberdonian, and consisted of the outer portion of a sheeps colon. The idea was perfected by a Dundonian who discovered that the invention worked much better for birth control when the outer portion of said sheeps colon was actually detached from said sheep.
Scotland has recently been voted most beautiful country in the world by readers of Rough Guides. Such polls discriminate in favour of countries that are most frequently visited (bad luck Bhutan). But Scotland is indeed lovely especially Wester Ross.