Directed by Dexter Fletcher, Sunshine on Leith is an adaptation of the stage musical of the same name. The Proclaimers' songs are performed by the cast.

The plot follows two recently discharged British Army servicemen, returning to their homes and families in Edinburgh after a tour in Afghanistan. Ally returns to his girlfriend Liz, a nurse who is Davy's sister. Liz introduces Davy to her English friend and colleague Yvonne, and the two strike up a romantic relationship.

The score was composed by long-time friend of the studio Paul Englishby.