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Saturday, 14 February 2015

Flower Of Scotland

"Flower Of Scotland" was written by Roy Williamson  (1936-1990) of the folk group The Corries in Edinburgh in 1966. The song commemorates the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314 when the Scottish Army under Robert the Bruce decisively defeated Edward II, the king of England, thus ending the English rule of Scotland.

"Flower Of Scotland" caught the imagination of Scots almost immediately and was soon to be heard at football matches across the country. It was adopted as the official football anthem by the SFA in 1997 having already been recognised as the official rugby anthem.

The song was sung at Edinburgh Castle at the 2012 Summer Olympics opening ceremony by 53 Scottish children selected from schools across Scotland.

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