Scots know how to celebrate. The invitation of the record company Sony underlines this. A group of selected journalists from across the European continent and the British Isles gather in Glasgow to get to know the latest and last studio work of the Scottish folk rock institution. In the Linn Factory, manufacturer of exclusive Hi-Fi components, there is a listing session of the complete album, followed by a whisky rehearsal and witty interviews with the band.
3 p.m.: Already in the shuttle from the hotel to the company headquarters of Linn, the manufacturer of stereo equipment for highest audiophile demands, founded in 1973, there is a lot of discussion about why Runrig put such a decided end to her career as a recording artist.
15:30 h: Arrived there - typical for the country it rains heavily - the press representatives get a small tour through the production. A friendly reception with a cold buffet follows.
4 pm: Presentation of the video clip for the single "The Story", which shows the nostalgic memories of an old man and thus stands for the great emotional cinema of Runrig. One involuntarily thinks of the beginning of the group, which began in 1973 as a student formation under the name The Run Rig Dance Band and played in the villages of the Outer Hebrides at weddings. Also recorded in the new song "The Place Where The Rivers Run". The audience can listen to the brand new Runrig album "The Story" on the most expensive equipment Linn has to offer. All facets of the fat band sound are so overwhelmingly shown to their advantage: their typical hymnic folk rock, goosebumps ballads, potential pub hit songs and spherical subtleties.
5 p.m.: The whisky tasting with four high-percentage beauties follows. "Ardbeg Corryvreckan", "Glengoyne Cask Strength", "The Arran Malt Port Cask Finish" and "Deanston - 12 Years Old" make the rounds. All the finest Scottish single malts. Everyone will find their personal favourite, whether full and malty, peaty and smoky, soft with a soft aroma or fresh and flowery. This also increases the atmosphere in the room. Meanwhile the band has arrived. Only singer Bruce Guthro didn't want to come here from Canada.