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3 December 2020

The Proclaimers Re-Release Sunshine On Leith To Support NHS Lothian

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Warner Music has announced their plans to reissue the single ‘Sunshine on Leith’  in support of NHS Lothian staff.

This special limited edition, pressed for the first time on 7” clear green vinyl, is due for release on 29 January 2021, with pre-orders opening today, 3 December 2020. The Proclaimers are proud to be working in partnership with Hibernian FC and NHS Lothian Charity to bring you this special limited edition reissue exclusively through Hibernian Direct.

‘Sunshine on Leith’ is the highly emotive title track from the BPI certified platinum album, produced by Pete Wingfield. Over the years since its release, the poignant track has gone on to become an iconic Hibernian FC anthem. The single ‘Sunshine on Leith’ is available to pre-order today on special, limited edition clear green vinyl, featuring cover artwork edited from the original 1988 single. This limited edition reissue is comprised of ‘Sunshine on Leith (Single Version)’ [4:29] on the A side alongside a live version, recorded at Barrowlands, Glasgow 10th May 1994 on the B side. £6 will be donated from the sale of each product to NHS Lothian Charity.

Money raised will help NHS Lothian Charity continue to provide additional support for NHS Lothian staff during one of the largest global health crises of our lifetime. It will also enable them to put in place a programme of longer-term, sustainable wellbeing support that will address the lasting effects of the pandemic, both in the recovery phase and beyond. In aid of this, The Proclaimers are also releasing 100 limited edition signed copies which are available to pre-order today, exclusively through Hibernian Direct. £14.50 will be donated to NHS Lothian Charity from the sale of each of the signed copies.

NHS Lothian Charity, Hibernian FC, Warner Music and The Proclaimers are delighted to be working in partnership to support NHS Lothian staff as they respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. Our NHS Heroes are working under extreme pressure every day to continue to provide high quality care to patients both in the hospitals and the community during these difficult times. Whilst they care for us, we can help care for them.

Jane Ferguson, Director of NHS Lothian Charity, said:

“We are delighted that The Proclaimers and Warner Music have re-released Sunshine on Leith to support our partnership with Hibs and help our amazing NHS Lothian staff as they respond to the ongoing challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. Funds raised will enable NHS Lothian Charity to continue to provide additional support for our NHS Lothian colleagues, providing a fast and flexible response to meet any urgent and emerging needs, as well as supporting them in their long term recovery from the profound impact of the virus on their physical and emotional health and wellbeing.”

Craig and Charlie Reid, said:

“We’re very happy to be supporting NHS Lothian during this challenging time for our people and health service. The NHS is very much loved by both of us and we have much reason to be grateful to it.”

David Gray, Hibernian Captain, said:

“Sunshine on Leith is a phenomenal club anthem and I’ll never forget it ringing out around the east stand of Hampden during the celebrations of the Scottish cup final in 2016, it was a proper hairs on the back of your neck moment. It’s such a powerful track and whenever I hear it I always get a buzz thinking back to that day. This limited edition version of the track is a fantastic gesture from The Proclaimers in support of The NHS and NHS Lothian Charity and it’s great to see them partner with the club for such a great cause. Our NHS heroes have been brilliant during this pandemic and even before then and we wear the ‘Thank You NHS’ message on our shirts with pride. I’m sure our fans will snap up this limited edition version and raise plenty money for the charity. I’ll be after one as well.”


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