A Scottish airport may win the world's most beautiful runway award

Scotland may have one of the world’s most stunning airport approaches.

A Scottish airport may win the world

Barra airport, Outer Hebrides.
The runway at Barra airport, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Yes, really: that’s the control tower in the middle (Kevin Walsh/Flickr)

In a competition hosted by Private Fly, one of Scotland’s airports, Barra, is among 37 international runways nominated for the world’s most beautiful flight approaches 2015.

Here are some of the other airports that made the shortlist.

Queen Beatrix International, Aruba

Queen Beatrix International airport.
Look at that view! The Aruba (Queen Beatrix International) (Jeffrey Beall/Flickr)

Cape Town International, South Africa

Cape Town International.
A Mango B737-800 lining up at Cape Town International (Jim Sher/Flickr)

Gibraltar Airport, Gibraltar

Gibraltar Airport.
The runway at Gibraltar airport cuts right across the tiny peninsula (Rob/Flickr)

Grand Canyon West Airport, America

Grand Canyon West Airport.
Grand Canyon West Airport, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, on the south rim of the Grand Canyon (Doc Searls/Flickr)

Chek Lap Kok International airport, Hong Kong

Chek Lap Kok Intl.
Imagine landing here! Hong Kong’s airport makes the list (J R/Flickr)

Madeira airport, Madeira Island

Madeira Airport Runway
This runway is very close to the sea! (Alexander Baxevanis/Flickr)

Queenstown airport, New Zealand

Queenstown airport.
Surrounded by mountains and stunning scenery Queenstown airport makes the list (Alan Lam/Flickr)

St Barts airport, St Barts

Saint Barthélemy Airport.
How stunning does that runway look! (mike2099/Flickr)

Toronto Island airport, Canada

Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport.
Toronto Island Airport, is a small airport located on the Toronto Islands in Toronto and it is simply stunning (mayeesherr/Flickr)

You can vote for your favourite runway here.

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