Posted by Nick Gibbens on August 16, 2011 Manly things, Press Releases No Comments

The nation that gave us Braveheart topples both Australia and England in the ‘manly’ stakes

Scotland, a country that has given us the likes of Rob Roy, Braveheart, Sir Walter Scott, William Wallace and Robert Burns, now has another reason to celebrate after being voted the manliest nation on the planet.

The country, which has a population of around 5 million, picked up 26% of the public vote in a survey organised by luxury grooming brand The Bluebeards Revenge, dubbed the “world’s manliest shaving range”.

Australia took second place on 16%, with England third on 15% and Russia a close fourth on 14%.

Scotland, famous for its legendary haggis, whisky and irn bru, is also the birthplace of masculine actors Gerald Butler, Ewan MacGregor and Sean Connery and the outspoken celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey.

Nick Gibbens, spokesperson for The Bluebeards Revenge, said: “When you look at the landscape, you know Scotland breeds a manly population. Geologically speaking, it is ancient, combining mountains, wilderness and Arctic landscape.

“Some of the toughest sports in the world are also played here. Who can overlook the Great Putt of the Inverness Stone at The Highland Games or the sport of Munro-Bagging that attracts only the brave and the hardy?

“Biking, hunting, sailing, and countless other manly sports are played here, often in adverse weather conditions that would deter the most avid sportsman.

“Scotland also produces around 90% of all SAS members and is home to the deep fried mars bar, making it a very deserving winner of this coveted title.”

Other nations in the ‘manly top 10’ include Finland, New Zealand, Ireland and Canada.

Gerard Butler in 300

Gerard Butler in 300

The Bluebeards Revenge, a shaving range that can reduce stubble by up to 40% over a 60-day period, surveyed 1,835 people via email in July 2011.

Survey Results: Top 10 Manliest Countries
1.) Scotland 26%
2.) Australia 16%
3.) England 15%
4.) Russia 14%
5.) Finland 7%
6.) New Zealand 6%
7.) Ireland 5%
8.) Canada 4%
9.) Italy 3%
10.) USA 2%

The Bluebeards Revenge surveyed 1,835 people via email in July 2011.

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Notes to Editors

About The Bluebeards Revenge

The Bluebeards Revenge, which uses totally recyclable packaging, is suitable for vegetarians, and is Paraben Free. A donation from every tub goes directly to the UK’s two most important charities supporting injured fire fighters.

The shaving products contain Decelerine™, a unique ingredient that targets hair follicle cells and weakens new hair formation. It has proved to be effective in inhibiting hair growth, decreasing length and density of unwanted hair and also providing a soothing, moisturising and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.

As well as slowing down beard re-growth, Decelerine™ relieves and soothes the effects of shaving, helping to combat common shaving problems like razor burn, razor rash and bumps.

More information can be found at