The Beautiful South and The Housemartins singer Paul Heaton puts money behind bar at pubs in Edinburgh

The Beautiful South singer has put money behind the bar in 60 pubs across the UK for his 60th birthday, but which Edinburgh pubs are participating in the celebration?

By Anna Bryan
Monday, 9th May 2022, 11:59 am

English singer-songwriter Paul Heaton encouraged fans to head out to the selected pubs and raise a toast to him on Monday.

On Saturday, he announced the celebrations on Facebook, writing: “To celebrate my 60th birthday (on Monday 9th May) I’d originally intended to do another bicycle tour, visiting & performing at 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland. However, due to recording delays caused by the pandemic, I’ve had to shelve these plans for the time being.

"Instead, I’ve decided that the next best way to celebrate this coming of age is to handpick 60 pubs across the UK & Ireland and put a given amount of money behind the bar of each one.”

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"Then, both regulars and yourselves can enjoy a birthday drink on me (until the money runs out, or the bar runs dry!).”

Today, he announced the 60 pubs where fans can enjoy a pint or a cocktail free of charge.

On the list is two Edinburgh pubs, which are The Sheep Heid Inn at The Causeway, and Kay’s Bar on Jamaica Street.

Paul Heaton enjoys a drink in advance of his 60th birthday celebrations.

Only four Scottish pubs in total made the list, with two Glasgow bars also being included in Heaton’s celebrations.

Free drinks will be available at the chosen locations until the money given by Heaton runs out. However, the singer didn’t mention much cash will go behind the bar at each pub, or when the celebrations will start.