Proclaimers no more as radio goes ‘Scot Free’

The Proclaimers - and all other Scottish acts - have been banned from an English radio station. Pic: Neil Hanna

The Proclaimers - and all other Scottish acts - have been banned from an English radio station. Pic: Neil Hanna

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An English radio station has banned all Scottish music - including hits by the Proclaimers - and redesigned it’s logo as a backlash to the referendum.

The edict on BOB fm was issued by programme controller and breakfast show host Graham Mack at 8.20am, when he interrupted the Proclaimers’ ‘500 Miles’ halfway through the song.

He announced: “I’ve had enough of this! You’ll walk 500 hundred miles, but you don’t want anything to do with England?

“After all we’ve done for you! For 300 years, we’ve put up with your bagpipes, your spicey eggs, your hairy cattle, your short arsed ponies, your men in skirts, and... THE KRANKIES!

“You ungrateful bunch of whisky swigging, haggis munching caber tossers! From now on, this radio station is banning anything Scottish, that includes music by ALL Scottish artists!

“Until further notice, BOB fm is now Scot Free!”

The ban includes top Scottish musical talent including Paolo Nutini, KT Tunstall and Primal Scream.

BOB fm has also redesigned its logo, which features the union flag, to remove the St Andrew’s Cross.