A great day spent in Scotland at St. Andrews leads to a slightly facile late post today on my evening arrival back in Newcastle. The Skids second and breakthrough single Into the Valley and their last Iona. The band were always known for their distinctively Scottish sound. Guitarist Stuart Adamson would go on to chip away at it further with his next band Big Country and perfect exactly what he was looking for. Unmistakably the sound of guitars that replicated bagpipes regardless of how you choose to listen to it. In any case, they were a fine band!