Beatles legend Paul McCartney to rock Scotland for the first time in nearly 20 years

Sir Paul McCartney is to play Scotland for the first time in nearly 20 years with a massive outdoor gig at Hampden Park in Glasgow.

Details of the top-secret gig which will take place on June 20 will be unveiled in the next 48 hours, according to reports  in the Sunday Mail.

The news will be music to the ears of  disappointed fans of the Beatles legend, whose last scheduled trip North- his  2003 Celtic Park gig as part of his Back to the World tour - was shelved.

Now seven years later it seems 67 year-old Beatles legend  McCartney is set to make up for the slight in what insiders say will be a special night for the star who has close links with Scotland due to his home in Mull of Kintyre.

McCartney last played Scotland at the SECC as part of Glasgow’s City of Culture celebrations in 1990.

Now insiders close to the star have spoken to the Sunday Mail of the star’s delight at finally getting the chance to get up close and personal in front of Scottish fans once again.

A McCartney insider told the Sunday Mail: “ Paul has always loved playing in Glasgow since his early days with the Beatles.

“He has a great affection for Scotland and his home in Mull of  Kintyre in particular.

“He went to Highland Park Farm when the group split and spent many happy times there with his late wife Linda and their children.

“The Hampden show will spark off many emotion and memories for him. It will be one of his greatest gigs ever.”

The Hampden spectacular will be part of McCartney’s farewell tour which will see the Beatles star perform right up until his 70th birthday. The gig will see him perform solo material as well as a selection of Beatles classics.

McCartney’s affiliation with the Scots goes back all the way to the 1960s when the Beatles supported singer Bobby Gentry.

Details of the gig are expected to be announced within the next few days.           

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