Scottish acting legend Sir Sean Connery will celebrate his 78th birthday by launching his memoirs at a sell-out event in Edinburgh He will discuss the book with his friend and co-writer Murray Grigor at the Edinburgh International Book Festival later.
Sir Sean launched Being A Scot in front of a 300-strong crowd, which included First Minister Alex Salmond, at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. The actor backed calls by the SNP for a separate Scottish Olympic team. He told the audience: “Scotland should always be a stand-alone nation at whatever, I believe.”
The former James Bond actor also revealed his enthusiasm for US tycoon Donald Trump's controversial plans for a £1bn golf resort in north east Scotland.