Scotland the Brave

This tune was used as a march in Scotland and Shetland and a polka step in the northwest England morris dance tradition. The tune appears to date from about 1891-5, when it was published in Keith Norman Macdonald's Gesto Collection of Highland Music under the title "Brave Scotland" and/or "Scotland for Ever". However, the same tune appears under different names in publications throughout Europe in the 19th century.

The popular words were written by Cliff Hanley in 1950.