STUDENTS at a Glasgow theatre school are hoping to hear themselves over the speakers when they head out for last minute Christmas shopping after Morrisons added their festive track to their Christmas playlist.

The choir of the UK Theatre School on West Regent Street joined with John McLaughlin of Johnny Mac and the Faithfuls to write A Million Reasons. The tune has been described as "joyful, uplifting and powerful".

The songwriter has also worked with Steps and Rod Stewart.

Students created the track over a five day period. They performed at the Gorbals Sound Recording studios to add their vocals.

School principal Lizanne Lambie Thomson describes the students’ input as ‘simply inspirational’ and added: “Usually we stage some sort of Christmas show but the pandemic has thrown up challenges. So, this year we came up with the idea to release our own Christmas single and signed up John to write it for us. We love his work and his total enthusiasm for our project.

“Our students had a ball being in a top-notch recording studio to record the track. They were so excited when they discovered that only the day before they were there the brilliant Lewis Capaldi had been in the same studio working on his new album.

“We fully accept that the Christmas single market is a tough one, but we are all just really happy with the outcome and it’s definitely one of these songs that you can’t get out of your head once you hear it.”

John, who lives in Glasgow, said he had a “brilliant time” working with the UKTS students and added: “We had hundreds of the students all singing on the tracks. The big choir sound really worked well. It’s very powerful. I’ve just had the best time. It sounds magnificent, and I’m so delighted with how it’s come out. The results are for everyone to hear…go and enjoy it!”