A European study has suggested that Scotland has the best quality of life among the home nations.
The findings - based on data from 37 regions of the UK - considered factors such as health, safety, access to education and personal rights.
Scotland came top of the UK index - scoring 74 out of a possible 100. Wales came bottom with 72 points.
The study which features 50 separate indicators, was compiled as part of the EU Regional Social Progress Index.
The initiative is a new EU project spearheaded by the European Commission and the Social Progress Imperative, a Brussels-based think tank.
Regions' overall scores and scores for the different aspects of social progress data were graded on a scale of 1 - 100.