With so many Scots having emigrated down the centuries, it’s little surprise to find that so many famous faces have Caledonian roots.
From Mark Knopfler’s Bearsden upbringing, to Kim Kardashian’s unlikely link to an ancient Pictish king, we take a look at 15 famous faces who have a Saltire flag in their heritage.
5. Joan Baez
While Joan Baez was of Spanish descent on her father's side, the American folk singer's mother, Joan Chandoes Baez (née Bridge) hailed from Edinburgh. Joan Senior,, or "Big Joan" never forgot her roots and introduced her daughters well-known Scots folk songs, such as Will Ye Go Lassie, Go. Photo: Contriuted
Rock giants AC/DC may have formed in Australia, but their Scottish lineage is clear. Founding members Angus (pictured) and Malcolm Young. were born in Glasgow, while former front man Bon Scott, who died in 1980, was born in Kirriemuir. Photo: Creative Commons
7. Rory Bremner
Best known for his work on satirical panel shows and sketch comedy series Bremner, Bird and Fortune, award-winning comedian and impressionist Rory Bremner's is often viewed as English due to his dialect, but was actually born in Edinburgh in 1961. Photo: Creative Commons
8. Mark Knopfler
Don't let the Hungarian ancestry and thick Geordie accent fool you, legendary Dire Straits frontman and guitar great Mark Knopfler is a Glaswegian. The young Knopfler attended Bearsden Primary School for two years before the family moved to Newcastle. Photo: Creative Commons