MILNGAVIE’S very own pop star - Amy Macdonald - has played gigs to thousands of fans all over the world but she only gets nervous in one place - Hampden Park.
The 25-year-old is getting ready to sing her new single ‘Pride’ on Saturday (September 8) at the National Stadium ahead of Scotland’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Serbia.
Amy, who owns a luxury home in Milngavie, says was inspired to write the song after performing Flower of Scotland at the stadium ahead of the team’s game against Spain in 2010.
She said: “This is the only place I get nervous. It doesn’t matter how many performances I do here, when I get to the end of that tunnel my knees start to shake.
“It feels amazing that I’m going to be singing Pride because it is my performance at Hampden that inspired me to write it.
“The song has done a 360 degrees turn, it’s come back to where it was born basically.
“I have sung Pride loads of times before but it is going to be amazing to sing it on the exact spot where I’ve sung Flower of Scotland.
“I am really looking forward to it, it is a huge privilege.”
Amy, a lifelong Rangers supporter, says she will be watching the game with baited breath after her performance.
She added: “It’s been so long since Scotland have been in a World Cup that everyone is feeling we need to do it this time.
“Hopefully they will do well.”
Amy will be joined on Saturday by singer Julie Fowlis, who will sing Flower of Scotland to Hampden’s 52,000 seat crowd.
Julie is featured on the soundtrack of Disney Pixar’s ‘Brave’.
GOT THE T-SHIRTS . . . Amy Macdonald and Julie Fowlis look forward to performing at Hampden at the weekend. Picture courtesy of SWNS.