Lewis Capaldi.

15 times Scotland ruled the top of the UK music charts

For any aspiring new music act, there can be no greater feeling than scoring that first UK number one.

By David McLean
Friday, 9th April 2021, 6:33 pm

According to data compiled by the Official Charts Company, there have been a total of 44 songs by Scottish artists that have hit number 1 in the UK since the charts began in 1952.

From the days of Glasgow-born skiffle legend Lonnie Donegan ruling the charts in the 1950s, right up to the present day and the likes of sea shanty icon Nathan Evans and Lewis Capaldi, us Scots are no strangers to being crowned kings and queens of the charts.

With the news that Whitburn band the Snuts have soared to the top of the UK album charts on Friday, we take take a look at 15 times Scots were top of the pops.

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