Legendary actor SIR Sean Connery is lending his voice to help the Scottish National Party (SNP) gain votes in the country's forthcoming elections.

The UNTOUCHABLES star is a longtime SNP supporter and has agreed to record a telephone message for the party in the hope it will reach 250,000 members of the electorate.

SNP leader ALEX SALMOND says, "This is a huge boost for the party.

"These phone calls will play a central part in the SNP's strategy of talking directly to voters across the country about our positive vision for Scotland's future."

13/03/2005 10:28