The Scots language is rich in song.

Singers have been expressing their thoughts and emotions through Scots for hundreds of years.

And a new generation of singers and songwriters is using the beauty and boldness of the language for their songs too.

Listen to this selection of old and new Scots sangs here and enjoy. 

 
 SAM THE SKULL
Alistair McDonald's classic ballad aboot a Glesga cat                                                                             
   
  IT'S ONLY ME
Young Scots singer Ryan Hughes' take on loneliness                                                                               
   
  VALENTINE
Gallus love song by Glasgow singer Ryan Hughes
   
  HERMLESS
The great Michael Marra's unofficial Scottish national anthem
   
 
 YELLOW ON THE BROOM
Popular folk song about the lives of Scottish travelling folk
   
  HEY JOHNNIE COPE
Powerful song about the 1745 Battle of Prestonpans in East Lothian
   
  THE FLOWERS O THE FOREST
Haunting lament for the Scottish soldiers who fell at the Battle of Flodden in 1513
   


THE WILD GEESE
Emotional song about being far from home





SCOTS SANGS FUR SCHOOLS
Find hunners mair guid sangs at Ewan MacVicar's splendid Scots Sangs Fur Schools