AC/DC, may not be on many lists of the greatest bands produced by Scotland - yet they are now getting official recognition in Holyrood.

Few realise that the band, who are generally recognised as one of the world's most successful rock acts, had its roots in Scotland.

Brothers Angus and Malcolm Young, the core of the band, and late front man Bon Scott were all born in Scotland.

Now South of Scotland SNP MSP Christine Grahame has lodged a motion at the Scottish Parliament that officially recognises the contribution the band has made to music, ahead of their performance at Hampden Park in Glasgow next June.

Ms Grahame said: "The Young brothers emigrated to Australia with their family in the 1960s, as many Scots did, and went on to establish what has become the definitive rock band of all time.

"It is worth noting that they made an effort to hold on to their Scottish origins and that is reflected in a couple of their tracks."

Founding members Angus and Malcolm Young were born in Glasgow before the family, including six siblings, moved to Australia in 1963.

Former lead singer Bon Scott also emigrated to Australia and joined AC/DC in 1974. Born in Kirriemuir, where there is a memorial plaque in his honour, he died of alcohol poisoning in 1980, aged 33.

AC/DC were formed in 1973 and have sold more than 150 million records worldwide, with songs such as Highway to Hell, Back in Black and For Those About to Rock (We Salute You). They have just released a new album called Black Ice.

Ms Grahame added: "It is clear Scott had strong sense of his identity, from the Scotland forever' tattoo he had on his arm to his playing the bagpipes on the AC/DC track It's a Long Way to the Top.

"The band also recorded a version of the traditional Scottish folk song, Loch Lomond.

"When they played Glasgow in 1978 the whole band wore the Scotland national football strip as their concert took place just ahead of the World Cup finals and it would be fitting if they were to do the same when the band play Hampden national football stadium next June."