Scotland’s Top Childhood Ditties Revealed

When it comes to nursery rhymes, your favourite ditty may say a lot about where you were brought up, according to a poll of the nation’s favourite rhymes revealed today. Shoving grannies off buses and bonnie laddies dancing are some of the childhood songs most treasured by the Scots.

Sponsored by Openreach, a BT business, the research revealed that “Oh Ye Cannae Shove Yer Granny off a Bus” was the overall number one choice of traditional local favourites, whilst “Ally Bally Bee” and the Scots version of “Wee Willie Winkie” earned second and third places respectively.

Children’s communication charity I CAN created the online “Rhyme Stars” campaign which attracted more than 50,000 contributions from members of the UK public and more than 3,000 from Scotland. For each rhyme voted for, Openreach contributed

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