1,200 Singers Make Unique Auld Lang Syne

25 January 2015, 09:01

Scots and Scots-at-heart from around the world have joined together to create a unique version of Auld Lang Syne.

As part of Scotland's Winter Festivals, people were asked to film themselves singing the Hogmanay favourite to help celebrate Burns' Night.

More than 1,200 people took part, including family and friends, solists and choirs, from locations including New Zealand, Brussels, Australia, Canada, China and, of course, Scotland, with Edinburgh's Hogmanay lending its voice to the cause.

The Scottish Government's had their efforts made in to a special video. You can see it here: http://bit.ly/16IO0uz

Fiona Hyslop, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs, said: "Robert Burns is a cultural icon whose work resonates with people on a global scale. The writings of our treasured national bard have been published in many different languages and have touched the hearts and minds of people the world o'er, none more so than 'Auld Lang Syne'.

"This renowned piece is recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records to be one of the top three popular songs, so I am proud to say it comes as no surprise that more than a thousand people from all over the world, have taken up our challenge to join Scots in a digital chorus of Auld Lang Syne this Burns Night."