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THE acclaimed Scottish singer who penned world-famous song Caledonia is coming to Troon next summer.

Forty years on from composing the anthem, Dougie MacLean will be among the stars at the Live@Troon festival.

Dougie was described as Scotland's pre-eminent singer/songwriter and a national music treasure by Sing out USA, who say he has developed a unique blend of lyrical, "roots-based" songwriting and instrumental composition.

He is also renowned for composing music for award-winning movie Last of the Mohicans and inspired performances.

His songs have been covered by Paolo Nutini, Amy MacDonald, Ronan Keating, Mary Black, Frankie Miller, Cara Dillon, Kathy Mattea and many other top performers.

He has received two prestigious Tartan Clef Awards, a place in the Scottish Music Hall of Fame, a Lifetime Achievement Award from BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

In 2011 he was awarded an OBE (for services to music and charity) in the New Year's Honours List.

Dougie celebrated Hogmanay 2013/14 by performing alongside Deacon Blue at Stirling Castle, singing Caledonia before the bells and in 2015 he performed with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in the SSE Hydro Auditorium, along with Capercaillie, Karine Polwart and an array of international stars.

In August 2014, he performed at the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with Deacon Blue, Kylie Minogue and Lulu.

Other stars will include Skerryvore, a multi-award winning folk-rock band from Scotland performing worldwide and feature in the International Visit Scotland advert.

Early bird tickets are available now at

But for those who can't wait for next summer, Live@Troon are hosting a Take That Tribute evening, featuring Rule The World as Take That and Tony as former band member Robbie Williams, along with a Big Band Tribute on Saturday, March 17.

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