The Proclaimers’ Cap In Hand enters Scottish chart ahead of independence vote

The Proclaimers re-enter Scottish chart ahead of country’s referendum vote next week (September 18).

The Proclaimers have entered the Top 10 on the Scottish Singles Chart this week with Cap In Hand.

The song climbs from 96 to Number 6 on this week’s tally following a social media campaign by Scotland’s pro-independence activists to send it to the top of the charts ahead of the referendum vote on September 18.

Cap In Hand - which also re-enters the Official Singles Chart at 62 this week - is a long-time favourite among the Nationalist movement and includes the famous chorus line: “I can’t understand why we let someone else rule our land – cap in hand.”

The Scottish band, made up of twin brothers Charlie and Craig Reid, have donated £10,000 to the Yes campaign, joking they would stop performing the track if Scotland votes for independence his month.

Cap In Hand features on The Proclaimers’ 1988 album Sunshine On Leith, which remains their most successful album in the UK to date, peaking at Number 6 and selling over 300,000 copies.

Elsewhere on the chart, The Script debut at Number 1 with Superheroes, and Duke Dumont’s Won’t Look Back enters at 3.

You can see the Scottish Singles Chart Top 40 in full, here.