Saturday, 29 November 2008
Sean Connery and other top Scots
serenade expats to join Homecoming
A promotional video for the Year of Homecoming in 2009 has been launched.
Ten famous Scots combine to present the anthem Caledonia against the background of iconic Scottish scenery.
They are Sir Sean Connery, Lulu, Amy Macdonald, Sandi Thom, Eddi Reader, Brian Cox, golfer Sam Torrance, triple Olympic champion Chris Hoy, and international rugby players Thom Evans and Kelly Brown.
The 60-second advert will be screened regularly over the next week to raise awareness of Homecoming 2009 and encourage Scots to invite friends and family to return home for the celebrations.
First Minister Alex Salmond said: “Caledonia is a song that resonates with Scots the world over. For those far away it is a reminder of strong bonds, full of the promise of return. That is what makes it the perfect anthem for our Year of Homecoming.
“Next year we will be celebrating the 250th anniversary of our national bard, Robert Burns, who himself wrote a song for his native Caledonia. With over 200 events nationwide to mark this occasion, this advert will sing to Scots about what we have to celebrate.
“I’m especially proud of that we have a stellar line-up of Scottish talent that will deliver this invitation through this new television campaign.”
Watch the video: CLICK HERE
Homecoming website: CLICK HERE
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