DAVID Cameron has listed more than 400 Scottish things, including Take The High Road, Finlays Crisps and Runrig.
The prime minister, speaking to an audience of hand-picked grouse farmers yesterday, spoke passionately and without any linking thread.
He said: “To begin with obviously Braveheart, shortbread, tartan, single-malt whisky, McEwan’s lager and the football team Rangers.
“Also Trainspotting, Celtic, Primal Scream, deep-frying things that would not customarily be deep-fried, Irn Bru, Teenage Fanclub and the Loch Ness Monster.
“Not to forget Oor Wullie, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, Simple Minds, haggis, Gregory’s Girl and the magnificent Highlander.
“And of course Roddy Frame, Macbeth, Dr Finlay’s Casebook, Naked Video, Sawney Bean, Partick Thistle and Fish from Marillion.
“Finally, all-butter tablet, Belle & Sebastian, Grant Morrison, the Dandy, the Jesus and Mary Chain, Culloden, Glencoe, and the Highland Clearances.
“I trust I have won your support.”