Scottish places mentioned in songs
A challenge has been set by our Twitter supporter BergFulton to find songs that mention specific sites/cities in Scotland. Bonus points if the band is not actually Scottish …. So here we are:
Lochaber no more, sutherland no more Lewis no more Skye no more. Bathgate no more Linwood no more Methil no more Irvine no more, The Proclaimers
Lucy in the Skye with diamonds
the Hollies…The AYR that I breathe
Neil Sedaka CALLANDER girl
I was sick and tired of everything When I called you last night from GLASGOW Abba Super Trooper
“paisley” park by Prince
Painic in the streets of Carlisle, Dublin, DUNDEE, humberside… The Smiths
Mull of Kintyre by Sir Paul.
‘On the bonnie bonnie banks of LOCH LOMOND’
the old folk song, The King sits in Dunfermline tow
These Streets by Poalo Nutini whole song about glasgow
‘And the empty house in Edinburgh without authority or voice’ is from Runrig’s song ‘Alba’
The Banks of the Dee,The Birks of Aberfeldie,Battle of Stirling,Mary of Argyll,Loch Tay Boat Song ,Will Ye go to Sheriffmuir
Runrig. ‘Waiting up late with the GREENOCK girls single every song that made us’ song is called ‘The Message’
4 and 20 virgins came down from INVERNESS, And when the ball was over there were 4 and 20 less
Well my heart’s in the Highlands gentle and fair… Bluebelles blazing, where the ABERDEEN waters flow, Bob Dylan
The Valves – Aint No Surf in Portobello (thought they are Scottish so doesnt score as high)
is there peace beneath the roar of the forth road bridge, on the northern side there’s a fife of mine.Frightened Rabbit(scots)
Ted Leo and the Pharmacists “Bottle of Buckie” is about Glasgow, but mentions Govanhill and the Clyde specifically.
The Proclaimers…Sunshine on Leith
the Skye boat song
Make your way to Stornoway on the road to Orinsay, where my thoughts return each day (altogether!)
Fly me to Dunoon
Fast train to Edinburgh
Flame-Skye by Santana
“Im LEVEN on a jet plane” (ok I know it’s not really that but all my jokes are rubbish!
“there was a wee cooper who lived in Fife”
More needed please – this is a bit of a hard one.