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Our single in aid of Comic Relief - The Haggis - Number 1 in the BBC UK Indie charts & Number 1 in the Official Scottish CD singles charts - Saturday 28th March 2009

Sales of the single total 3375.79 for Comic Relief







Alva Academy & our associated primaries topped the charts with their CD single in aid of Comic Relief 09. The song entered the official BBC UK Chart Show Indie charts at Number 1, outselling Oasis and The Fratellis! See the BBC webpage at the bottom of this page. And on Saturday 28th March 2009 "The Haggis" also went straight into the Scottish CD single charts at an incredible Number 1.


It's a funny, silly song, with an even sillier dance - think of Agadoo in a kilt & you won't be far wrong! It features backing vocals by every single pupil in Alva Academy & our associated primaries - around 2000 voices in all!
Check out the official video here


We had a launch party outside the HMV store in Stirling to celebrate our release - where it was announced live on-air by Central FM. We captured it on video here


The Sun ran with the story - you can catch it here:

You can still buy the single as a digital download from iTunes or Napster:
(just search for Clax Haggis)


A huge THANK YOU to everyone involved: pupils, parents, staff, friends & family, and of course BBC Radio Scotland's Soundtown project for making this all possible. Fantastic job, well done!



The photo above is copyright - BBC


The Haggis reaches Number One!


Haggis is number 1

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