Brave voted the best film of 2012 with a Scottish connection

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Definitely Scottish: Disney-Pixar's Brave is the most popular film of 2012 with a Scottish connection.Disney/Pixar

Disney-Pixar animated adventure Brave has topped a poll of 2012 films with a Scottish connection.

James Bond flick Skyfall came second, ahead of Ken Loach's comedy-drama The Angel's Share. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen came fourth, with just 6.7% of the vote.

The poll, conducted by Scotpulse, asked over 3,000 adults across Scotland which of the four films was the best of 2012.

Despite being produced by the US-based Disney-Pixar, Brave's Scottish setting and local cast have seen it lauded as a champion for the country. Kelly Macdonald, Billy Connolly and Robbie Coltrane are among the stars to have lent their vocal talents to the film.

It secured 37.1% of the overall vote and was most popular with women and adults who had children under 16.

For men, Skyfall and Brave were neck-and-neck for popularity. The James Bond film reaches its climax in the Highlands of Scotland where the British super spy, played by Daniel Craig, faces villain Raoul Silva.

Both films have been credited with driving tourism to the country. Earlier this month American news channel CNN picked Scotland as the best travel destination in the world.

The Angel's Share placed just behind Skyfall for popularity and tells the story of Robbie, a new dad and young offender played by Paul Brannigan. After narrowly avoiding a jail sentence, he spots an opportunity to start a new life after visiting a whisky distillery.

The full breakdown of results is below:

Brave - 37.1%

Skyfall - 28.2%

The Angel's Share - 28.0%

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen - 6.7%

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