BORDERER Jesse Rae has breathed new life into the five-hundred-year-old Scots song Loch Lomond by bringing it out as a dance music version.

St Boswell’s born Jesse, now 71, who wears Highland battle dress and still carries a giant Claymore with him wherever he goes, is known for previous hits like Inside Out with eighties group Odyssey as well as his own track Over The Sea.

The music legend and cult star teamed up on Loch Lomond with Scots EDM dance team Objectz, aka singer songwriter Daryl Demarco, and world-renowned multi-platinum hit music producer Simon Britton whose recent single Ignite on Spotify landed in the top ten of the illustrious Music Week official commercial pop chart.

And Jesse says that he is thrilled that Loch Lomond can now reach a younger audience throughout the globe.

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The singer who has spent the last few years taking his brand of funk music across the globe and restoring the William Wallace statue in Bemersyde, said: “Loch Lomond has an old world romance story of two lovers and two brothers, one destined to hang, the other to be set free attached to it and is so meaningful to every Scot and beyond.

“I love the way we have done it to bring it to a new generation. We’re sticking to the traditional -Loch Lomond is a five-hundred-year-old song - but we are giving people what they want, something more upbeat so they can sing and dance along to it and don’t have to drag their feet to another version which is an old folk song.

“We want the kids to sing and dance to it and are already getting enquiries from as far afield as Japan. People just want to dance and it’s such an iconic song.”

Objectz Simon Britton added: “Loch Lomond is a song that you normally play at the end of a wedding but the great thing with our remixed dance version featuring Jesse is that you can now play it at the start of the wedding too.”

Loch Lomond by Objectz featuring Jesse Rae will be released by Deevu records on Friday November 18 and is available via https://bfan.link/loch-lomond-feat-jesse-rae

Jesse could be Scotland's oldest contender for the dance charts at the age of 71 but the cult singer reckons he can still outmove those fifty years younger than him.

He said: “I'm twenty years ahead of my time. Age makes no difference to me and in fact, I’m singing better than I ever sang.

“If I’m the first pensioner in Scotland to have a top ten record then great. I’m made of hardy stuff and could still fight my way out of a corner if it came to it. Put me on a dance floor and I’ll show anyone my moves. I’m ready to do battle with the best of them.”