Edinburgh has been named among the 20 best cities in the world for culture in a new list compiled by Time Out.

The site asked over 21,000 people living in urban areas how they would rate their city's "culture scene", providing some exciting results for Scotland.

Edinburgh was the only British or Scottish city named on the list, with the country's capital coming in at number six.

Speaking of the list, Time Out said: "Each city on this list has earned its place through a meticulous curation process. Locals were quizzed on their city’s best cultural venues and experiences, and were also asked to score their city’s cultural offering based on both its quality and affordability."

Clydebank Post: Time Out asked 21,000 city dwellers about their city's culture.Time Out asked 21,000 city dwellers about their city's culture. (Image: Getty)

What did Time Out say about Edinburgh as Scottish capital named among the world's best cities for culture

Time Out said that while the "Edinburgh Festival Fringe got its fair share of love," the capital's "locals also praised the city's world-class museums and galleries, namely the National Museum of Scotland and National Galleries of Scotland".

It added: "‘Variety’ was overwhelmingly commended as Edinburgh’s biggest asset when it comes to culture – hardly surprising, given the city hosts not just one but a whole blockbuster of summer festivals."

Clydebank Post: Edinburgh was praised for its 'variety' of things to do.Edinburgh was praised for its 'variety' of things to do. (Image: Getty)

While the city has "suffered a series of knocks" over the years such as when the Filmhouse cinema closed, locals have taken matters into their own hands through DIY projects, according to the site's features editor Chiara Wilkinson.

Among the spots highlighted in the list were the "hole-in-the-wall venue" Sneaky Pete's, allowing visitors to explore the new music coming out of the city.

The Hidden Door festival was also praised for "turning disused spaces into temporary art galleries and spoken word theatres."

View the full list and see everything said about Edinburgh on the Time Out website.