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Betty Boo on her love of Scotland and how she dreams of retiring here

Betty Boo dreams of retiring to Scotland and reveals “I feel Scottish”. The star, 53, is from London and is known for her American-style rapping on ’90s hits like Doin’ The Do, was born Alison Moira Clarkson and is proud of her Scots roots. .

She even uses her grandmother Betty’s name as her pop nickname.

She said: “Every time I go to Scotland, I feel Scottish. I just feel very comfortable there.”

Now living in Wiltshire with her husband, film producer Paul Toogood, she will be back here next month for the Let’s Rock Scotland festival at Dalkeith Country Park, Midlothian, according to a bill that includes The Human League and Wet Wet Wet.

She said: “All of the people on my mother’s side are Scottish and from Edinburgh. She and my nanny moved to London in the 60’s but we used to go to Scotland a lot during the summer holidays.

“I haven’t been back in years but we used to go to Silver Sands outside of Edinburgh. For someone born in London, it’s like another world.

“I have vague memories of staying in Perth with other relatives.


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