Tourism chiefs in Scotland are using movie epic King Arthur's British release to reclaim the medieval hero, who historically is connected with Cornwall, England.

SCOTTISH BORDERS TOURISM bosses has launched a campaign claiming Arthur as their own - linking him to Scottish landmarks and castles.

The Scots have unearthed a seventh century poem, called THE GODODDIN, in Edinburgh, which not only proves Arthur was more than just an ancient myth but also suggests he was Scottish, not Cornish.

The new film, which stars Clive Owen and Arthur and Keira Knightley as guinevere, was released in America earlier this month (JUL04) and has made a healthy $38 million (GBP21.1 million) so far.

26/07/2004 09:40