McCartney vows to wow Scots fans after 30 years


By Rory Reynolds

SIR PAUL McCartney wants to play in Scotland for the first time in three decades, it has been revealed.

The Beatles legend last played in Scotland since 1979, when he treated fans to an appearance with rock band Wings in Glasgow.

But now the 67-year-old, who owns a farm on Kintyre, and famously released the anthem Mull of Kintyre, wants to do a UK tour to take in Scotland.

McCartney has asked gig promoters to look into a date north of the border as part of a ‘Union Jack’ tour.

The rock star previously had to pull out of a gig at Celtic Park in 2003 as part of the Back In The World Tour after losing his voice.

A spokesperson for McCartney said: “Paul would like to do some dates this year but nothing has been organised yet.”

And a source close to the Beatle said: “Paul would love to play Scotland – he wants to do the whole Mull of Kintyre thing with a pipe band up there – and he had a real affection for the country – watch this space.”

The Liverpudlian began a European tour last month in Hamburg, before playing in Berlin, Arnhem, Paris, Cologne and Dublin, and ending with a full Mull of Kintyre pipeband set in London.

His brother Mike, a photographer, has just finished a collection of the Highlands, and said that his family are exploring their Scottish roots.

McCartney has just released his CD, Good Evening New York City, a live collection of tracks over a three day gig in the Big Apple.

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