Monday 6 April 2009
Tune of the Day: Flower of Scotland
Join in the celebrations of Tartan Day 2009
On the occasion of Tartan Day, we are posting one of the most popular Scottish songs, frequently used at special occasions and sporting events.
Although Scotland has no official national anthem, “Flower of Scotland” is one of a number of songs which unofficially fulfill this role, along with “Highland Cathedral” and the older “Scotland the Brave”. It was written by Roy Williamson of the folk group The Corries, and presented in 1967.
If you don't know how this tune, you might get a little confused by its rhythm at first. Don't worry: as always, you can easily get a grasp of it by listening to our audio files.