DENNISTOUN has been named one of the best places in Scotland to live.

The Sunday Times Best Places to live guide has picked the trendy East End neighbourhood as one of the most desirable postcodes in the country.

It is the cheapest place picked in the Scottish list, based on average house prices.

Judges said: "This up-and-coming corner of the East End combines a youthful edge with a respect for Glasgow tradition.

"Alexandra Park is the beating heart of the area, a meeting place for a menagerie of dogs and their walkers, with a wild stretch where you can feel as if you’re not in the city at all (as long as you can ignore the hum of cars on the M8 Motorway).

"Dennistoun’s cultural cachet exploded last year when Time Out magazine declared it the eighth-coolest neighbourhood in the world."

Plush Bearsden also made the grade. Judges described the East Dunbartonshire town as Glasgow's "premier suburb".

They added: "The surrounding countryside has been a godsend during lockdown, whether it’s walking the dog in the Kilpatrick Hills or riding a bike around picturesque Kilmardinny Loch."

Helen Davies, The Times and Sunday Times property editor, said: "North Berwick is our winner in Scotland because it is one place that really does have it all: heavenly beaches, jaw-dropping views from North Berwick Law, a successful secondary school and a lively high street.”