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Edinburgh - The Proclaimers 26.4.21

Monday 26th April - The Royal Tour 

This week, in honour of the Duke of Edinburgh, we head to Edinburgh.


Edinburgh is Scotland's capital city. It is famous for its castle (built on an extinct volcano) and its well known arts festivals. The queen has a residence there called Holyrood Palace, where she usually stays for a week each Summer. 


The Proclaimers are a Scottish rock duo, who grew up in Edinburgh. They are twin brothers and were born in a place called Leith, which is a port in the north area of the city. Their biggest hits were in the charts in the 1980s but they still perform today. Some of their songs have become iconic in films and on the football terraces. 


'Sunshine on Leith' is a ballad sung by the duo, which went on to be used as a football song for the Edinburgh-based football team Hibernian F.C., of whom the band are supporters. Some of the lyrics are really poignant:


While I'm worth
My room on this Earth
I will be with you
While the Chief
Puts sunshine on Leith

I'll thank Him
For His work
And your birth
And my birth
Yeah, yeah, yeah


'Letter from America' and 'I'm gonna be (500 miles)' are two of their other most well known hits. 

The Proclaimers-Sunshine On Leith

The best ever renditionof Sunshine on Leith.

Scottish Cup Final 2016Rangers 2 Hibs 3Hibs fans belt out their anthem at full time

The Proclaimers - I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles) (Official Music Video)

The Proclaimers - Letter From America