Scotland

What is Scotland's punniest shop name?

hair dot comb Image copyright Local Data company

A hair salon in Falkirk has won a poll to find the shop name pun of the year.

Hair Dot Comb attracted the most votes from the 10 shop names on the shortlist compiled by the Local Data Company.

Another Scottish shop on the list was Glasgrow, a hydroponics store in Glasgow's Merchant City.

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According to LDC's Matthew Hopkinson, independent shops can stand out and be different by using a pun in their name.

He said: "Having a memorable name alongside excellent service and products is an important way to retain the uniqueness in many of our high streets."

What is your favourite shop name? Send us a photograph and we'll stick the best in a photo gallery.

Email your pictures to newsonlinescotland@bbc.co.uk with the subject Shop names.

Here's a few we found to get you started:

Image copyright Google
Image caption Curl up and dye is a common pun name. This one is in Whitburn in West Lothian
Image copyright Philip Sim
Image caption T Ann Cake in Dundee is a cafe run by a woman called Ann
Image copyright Google
Image caption This restaurant on the banks of Loch Duich on the west coast of Scotland has incorporated a bit of Scots history into its pun
Image copyright Google
Image caption This Chinese carry out in Dundee has a phonetic approach to its name
Image copyright Ken banks
Image caption Wool for Ewe in Aberdeen has got wool for you
Image copyright Alan Frame
Image caption Florist Gump, which sells flowers, is on Saracen Street in north Glasgow
Image copyright Google
Image caption It's a licensed betting office in Edinburgh. Why would you not call it MacBet?
Image copyright Google
Image caption The Codfather in Edinburgh claims to serve "criminally good fish and chips"
Image copyright Philip Sim
Image caption Stitch in Time in Dundee will perform alterations
Image copyright Philip Sim
Image caption Roll Inn sandwich shop in Dundee invites you to roll in and have a roll
Image copyright Angie brown
Image caption This sandwich shop in Edinburgh sells a lot of filled baguettes

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