DON HENLEY went in search of his Scottish roots - by taking a drive to South Ayrshire ahead of his Hydro show.

The Eagles star, 71, told the audience at the SSE Hydro last night that he visited South Ayrshire because his mother is originally from there. He laughed when one audience member joked, "why".

The star also went on to explain how beautiful it was before joking that a local warned him he had not been in winter.

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The anecdote marked the start of an epic two and a half-hour performance by the legendary band at the city venue.

They performed all their hits including Desperado, Hotel Calfornia, Take It To The Limit and Take It Easy. Henley also sang his solo smash The Boys of Summer. 

They were joined on stage by the late Glenn Frey's son Deacon who has joined the band following his father's death. Glenn was 67 when he died in 2016 and had been battling multiple ailments.