21 Songs every Scot knows: Famous Scottish tunes we can’t help singing along to like I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)

We asked our readers for famous songs every Scot knows and the results – both heartfelt and nostalgic – are in.

We had a huge response on social media after asking for famous songs every Scot will know, so it’s clear that these timeless tracks are close to Scots’ hearts. Surprisingly, much of the newer generation did not make the list, with famous artists like Biffy Clyro, Lewis Capaldi, and Calvin Harris missing out on a mention.

One of the most common answers we received was for The Proclaimers’ “I’m Gonna be (500 Miles)” song. The band recently made headlines for being removed from the King’s Coronation’s music playlist as they reportedly held ‘anti-royal’ sentiments.

Wherever your own personal tastes lie, here are 21 famous Scottish songs - in no particular order - that us Scots just cannae get enough of. Which song would be your top pick?

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