A SCOTTISH town immortalised by Rabbie Burns is due a new burst of fame after global hitmaker Ed Sheeran also penned a song about it.

The English pop singer’s upcoming – (“subtract”) album will close with a tune about the Highland village of Aberfeldy, according to the newly released tracklist.

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“The Hills of Aberfeldy” will be the 14th and final track on the standard release of the album (cover shown above). It was produced and co-written by Aaron Dessner of the US rock band The National.

Burns’s “The Birks of Aberfeldy” – written about the birch tree forests around the Perthshire town – first put the place on the literary map after it was published in 1788.

The National: Ed Sheeran has a tattoo of the label from a bottle of Aberfeldy whiskyEd Sheeran has a tattoo of the label from a bottle of Aberfeldy whisky (Image: Nam Quach on Unsplash)

Sheeran has reportedly visited the town on multiple occasions, including booking out the nearby Loch Tay Marina in 2018 for himself and a group of friends.

He has also been spotted playing impromptu gigs at some of the pubs in the area.

In 2017, Sheeran said he had written a song about holidaying in Aberfeldy for his 2017 album ÷ ("Divide"). However, it was squeezed off the track list.

He told the Daily Record at the time: “I wrote a Highland folk song called Aberfeldy that was due to go on this album but didn’t make it.

“It was a bit too folky for this one but it will go on the next one. Or on a film soundtrack. It’s about being on holiday in Aberfeldy.”

Sheeran, known for his eclectic collection of tattoos, has one of a label from a bottle of Aberfeldy whisky.

He told the Record in 2017: “You can go to any Scots or Irish bar in the world and they have a bottle of Aberfeldy.

“I was in a bar in Germany and the barman had it – I showed him the tattoo and he gave me a free shot!”

The - album is due to be released on May 5.