More than half of Scots are put off visiting scenic areas in Scotland by large developments such as wind farms, pylons and super-quarries, a new poll has found.

The YouGov survey commissioned by conservation charity The John Muir Trust found 55% are "less likely" to visit beauty spots in Scotland if they contain large scale infrastructure, such as commercial wind farms, electricity transmission and super-quarries.

Around a quarter (26%) said these would make no difference to their decision and they would still go, while 3% said they would be "more likely" to visit.

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One in 10 of those surveyed were were undecided and 6% expressed no interest in visiting scenic areas at all.

There is a slight increase in people deterred by the developments, with a 4% rise in those less likely to visit compared to 2013 and a 2% drop in the same period in those who said it would make no difference.

The charity is calling on the Scottish Government to use the forthcoming Planning Bill to safeguard Wild Land Areas from industrial-scale development, similar to the protection already in place for wind farms in National Parks.

Trust chief executive Andrew Bachell said: "Visitor expenditure in Scotland's National Parks alone is worth £187 million a year, with further revenues brought in by tourism businesses in scenic areas from Shetland to the Borders.

"So when a clear majority of people say they'd be put off visiting scenic sites like wild land areas by the existence of large-scale wind farms, giant pylons, super quarries and other inappropriate commercial developments, policymakers have to pay attention, before it's too late."

YouGov surveyed 1,028 Scottish adults between May 18 and 22.