Poll site names Scotland’s top 100 bands as voted for by music fans – do you agree?

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A social media page dedicated to finding the best bands according to voting by their followers has just named the top 100 from Scotland.

It’s a hot debate and one that’s sure to provoke plenty of discussion, but after weeks of voting, the Facebook page Great Music Polls has picked out the best Scottish bands around.

There are plenty of surprises in the list, but legendary act Primal Scream came out on top with other familiar names including Travis, Big Country and Del Amitri also making the top 10.

Other bands given special mentions but not included in the top 100 were Aussie rockers AC/DC, with the Scottish-born Young brothers; Northern Irish band Snow Patrol, who were founded in Dundee, and US alt-rock band Garbage who are fronted by Scot Shirley Manson.

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Voting took place on the page over a number of weeks with bands and acts going head to head to be named in the final list.

Famous bands we’d expect to be higher, such as Biffy Clyro and Frightened Rabbit, didn’t even make the top 25, and there were a few surprise entrants higher up such as The Jesus & Mary Chain (5th) and the Blue Nile (17th).

Fans were delighted to see Primal Scream come out on top.

One wrote: “Us Scots have few good bands and without a doubt, they are one of our best.”

While another added: “Primal Scream, worthy winners!! Amazing band, great live!! Some absolutely classic albums!!!”

Did your favorite make the list? Take a look below. Some names are guaranteed to take you back.

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Great Music Poll’s Top 100 music acts from Scotland

1. Primal Scream

2.Simple Minds

3. Travis

4. Deacon Blue

5. The Jesus & Mary Chain

6.Franz Ferdinand

7.Texas

8. Rod Stewart

9. Big Country

10. Del Amitri

11. Belle & Sebastian

12. Teenage Fan Club

13. Gerry Rafferty

14. The Proclaimers

15. Annie Lennox

16. Cocktail Twins

17. The Blue Nile

18. Altered Images

19.Idlewild

20. Bay City Rollers

21. The Waterboys

22. Lloyd Cole & The Commotions

23. BMX Bandits

24.Paolo Nutini

25. The Fratellis

26. The Beta Band

27. Biffy Clyro

28. Glasvegas

29. Mogwai

30. Gerry Cinnamon

31. The Soup Dragons

32. Wet Wet Wet

33. Donovan

34. Finley Quaye

35. The Shamen

36. Django Django

37. The View

38. Midge Ure

39. The Twilight Sad

40.Pilot

41. Jim Diamond

42. K. T. Tunstall

43. Stealers Wheel

44. Frightened Rabbit

45.Hue & Cry

46. ​​Camera Obscura

47. Jimmy Somerville

48. John Martyn

49. The Pastels

50. Lulu

51.Danny Wilson

52. The Skids

53. Runrig

54. Chvrches

55. The Almighty

56. The Wake

57.Jack Bruce

58.Twin Atlantic

59. Edwin Collins

60. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

61. The Incredible String Band

62. Brian Connolly

63. Goodbye Mr MacKenzie

64. Fairground Attraction

65.Ian Anderson

66. The Bluebells

67.Amy McDonald

68. The Sutherland Brothers

69.Owen Paul

70.Orange Juice

71. Dougie MacLean

72. The Delgados

73. The Blow Monkeys

74. Marmalade

75.Sheena Easton

76.Aztec Camera

77. Arab Strap

78.Horse

79.Stone the Crows

80. Al Stewart

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81. Love&Money

82. Hipsway

83.The Exploited

84. The Big Dish

85. Average White Band

86.Fish

87. Calvin Harris

88.Joe Egan

89. Strawberry Switchblade

90. Nightcrawlers

91. Sandi Thom

92. Emilie Sande

93. Mylo

94.QFX

95. The Associates

96.Lewis Capaldi

97. The Vaselines

98. The Time Frequency

99.Treacherous Orchestra

100.Barbra Dickson

Honorable Mentions

AC/DC (Young Brothers & Bon Scott)

Talking Heads (David Byrne)

Garbage (Shirley Manson)

Snow Patrol (founded in Dundee)

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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