Alex Kapranos is to give a lecture on Scotland's contribution to modern music...

Franz Ferdinand singer ALEX KAPRANOS is to give a lecture on SCOTLAND’s contribution to modern music in EDINBURGH next month.

The singer will address students at Reid Hall on February 12.

The talk is part of the annual Edinburgh Lectures which have been running since 1992.

The event has been set up by the city council and has in the past seen talks from the likes of Stephen Hawking and ex-racing driver Jackie Stewart.