FROM an unspoilt island in the Inner Hebrides to a historic village in the Borders, the Scottish beauty spots set for the spotlight in 2022 have been revealed.

HomeToGo, the marketplace with the world's largest selection of holiday rentals, has released a list of the top trending Scottish places for the year ahead.

With searches for holiday accommodation in Scotland seeing a year-on-year increase of 82% the travel company dove into the data to pinpoint which of the country's myriad picturesque places have seen the most significant increases in interest for 2022.

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It has now listed the top ten serene and scenic Scottish locations making a mark on itineraries for seaside staycations and countryside retreats this year.

The National:

Pittenweem, Fife

Coming in at number one is this lively fishing village characterised by colourful boats bobbing in the harbour and pretty streets lined by cottages with crow-stepped gables.

Visitors will enjoy the artsy atmosphere at the village's independent galleries and quirky shops.

They can also explore the surrounding countryside along the Fife Coastal Path, and step back in time by visiting St Fillan's Cave and Kellie Castle.

The National:

Colonsay, Argyll and Bute

This idyllic Inner Hebrides island wins silver and offers guests a packed calendar of food, book and folk festivals - with a golf course, the grand Colonsay House gardens, a remote microbrewery and two distilleries keeping visitors entertained in between gatherings.

Watch for wild goats and rare birds on its heather-topped hills, and grey seals and dolphins off its sandy shores.

The National:

Dunkeld, Perth and Kinross

Home to a Cathedral and houses restored by the National Trust for Scotland, Dunkeld at number three is a picture-perfect spot on the banks of the River Tay.

Admire the area's natural beauty with a stroll through the Hermitage Pleasure Grounds, head to the nearby Loch of the Lowes to catch glimpses of red squirrels and beavers, or indulge your sweet tooth in Atholl Street's snug bakeries and cafes.

The National:

Millport, North Ayrshire

The only town on the tiny island of Great Cumbrae, Millport comes in at number four proving that good things do come in small packages.

Explore on two wheels along the Great Cumbrae circular bike route, kayak to the Eileans of Newtown Bay, marvel at the Gothic Garrison House, stop by Europe's smallest cathedral (the Cathedral of the Isles) and see one of its narrowest houses ("The Wedge").

The National:

Braemar, Aberdeenshire

Placing fifth is Braemer. Nestled in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park, Braemar is surrounded by stunning terrain on all sides.

One of Scotland's highest villages, it's perfect for hillwalking and mountain biking breaks, as well as ski trips in winter with proximity to Glenshee. Plus, from the Braemar Gathering to performances in St Margaret’s, there’s plenty of culture for visitors to enjoy.

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The full list of Scotland's top trending beauty spots for 2022 is:

1. Pittenweem, Fife

2. Colonsay, Argyll & Bute

3. Dunkeld, Perth & Kinross

4. Millport, North Ayrshire

5. Braemar, Aberdeenshire

6. Moffat, Dumfries & Galloway

7. Cullen, Moray

8. Crail, Fife

9. Coldingham, Scottish Borders

10. Brodick, North Ayrshire