Scots rugby tune makes burst for chart glory

A SINGLE launched by Scotland’s Six Nations rugby squad has been tipped to soar up the Scottish charts.

A reworked version of classic pipe tune Highland Cathedral performed by Edinburgh-born team captain Kelly Brown claimed the number one spot in Amazon’s world music chart just 12 hours after its official release on Sunday.

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The track also features backing vocals by centre Matt Scott, scrum-half Henry Pyrgos and prop forward Euan Murray. Gordon Campbell, managing director of Edinburgh-based record label The Music Kitchen, said Scotland’s crushing 34-10 victory over Italy at Murrayfield had helped propel the single to strong early download sales.

He said: “It’s a magnificent start to a great record – if all of Scotland get behind it there is no reason why it can’t make the official UK top 40 as well as being a Scottish chart-topper.”