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Scotland Chooses a National Anthem


  11:37:47 am, by Nimble   , 129 words  
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Scotland Chooses a National Anthem

Well, no' quite.

It may not be official, but it was chosen in voting run by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

They had a choice between:

  • Scots Wha Hae (Scots Who Have)
  • Scotland the Brave (eminently recognizable when played on bagpipes)
  • A Man's a Man (For A' That)
  • Flower of Scotland
  • Highland Cathedral

You can listen to the songs here, but note that they have been strongly... "anthemized" from their originals.

Apparently, they chose Flower of Scotland. Interesting amongst the choices for not being traditional, but being of the modern era originally by the Corries.

I still think they missed a great chance. They should have offered up "Donald, Whaur's Yer Troosers (in English: Donald, Where Are Your Pants?!) as a choice.

I guess it wouldn't have been dignified :)

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