Scotsman is just a wee bit excited to finally find some Irn-Bru in Australia


It can be a real pain to find Scotland’s finest non-alcoholic beverage export, Irn-Bru, in Australia. Or anywhere outside of the U.K. for that matter.

So this video by a YouTuber only known as Shoot2Thrill has summed up many a Scotsman’s reaction upon finding the drink somewhere else across the globe. 

Warning: Excitable course language ahead.

“I don’t think I’ve been this happy my whole entire life. I’m actually getting emotional about it,” he said. 

“I just went to the supermarket and I FOUND F*CKING IRN-BRU. OHHHHH. GET IN MY F*CKING BELLY.”

In case you hadn’t figured out, Irn-Bru is essentially the lifeblood of Scotland, long tussling with Coca-Cola as the most popular soft drink around. Read more…

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Tilda Swinton reveals why she doesn’t like the ‘Harry Potter’ films


LONDON — You don’t meet many people who dislike Harry Potter. Most either love the franchise or are indifferent to it. But it does have its critics.

Tilda Swinton might be one of the biggest.

The British actress mentioned her dislike of the films in a recent interview with The Scots Magazine

When talking about her own school experience — she attended London’s West Heath Boarding School— she described it as “a very lonely and isolating environment”.

The experience seems to have put her off J.K. Rowling’s depiction of Hogwarts. Read more…

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UK government is being trolled over a tweet about a bridge


LONDON — The Foreign Office Twitter account wants us to know that Great Britain will soon be home to the world’s longest three-tower cable-stayed bridge. 

Queensferry Crossing in Scotland is set to open in 2017.

Except the bridge featured in the tweet below is not Queensferry Crossing. 

Opening in 2017, the 2.7 km Queensferry Crossing will be the longest 3 tower cable-stayed bridge in the world #DesignisGREAT #GlobalBritain

— Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice) November 29, 2016

It is of another bridge in Scotland called Forth Bridge, a UNESCO world heritage site that completed construction in 1890. Read more…

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Seagull chooses the exact wrong moment to invade football match


Animals invading football pitches is a time-honoured tradition. For reference, see this dog, and this dog, and this cat.

But it’s not that often birds join the fray.

During Saturday’s Scottish Cup match between Peterhead and Alloa Athletic, keeper Neil Parry’s kick was unexpectedly thwarted by a low-flying seagull.

It’s difficult to know exactly what was going through the seagull’s mind in the clip above, but from the way he hastily vacates the stadium it’s probably safe to assume that’s the last football game he’ll be taking part in. Read more…

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Internet bands together to reunite this family with their lost camera


LONDON — A family’s selfie against the backdrop of a Scottish cliffside has gone viral.

However, as majestic as those cliffs are, it’s not the image itself that has caught the internet’s attention.

Rather, people are coming together to try and identify the faces in the picture so the family can be reunited with their camera. 

Twitter citizen Ruth Dawkins reports that the camera was discovered on the Isle of Skye, and shared an image from its memory in hopes that the family might be located.  

Anyone know these folk? A friend found their camera on the Isle of Skye & is trying to reunite

— Ruth Dawkins (@dorkymum) November 23, 2016 Read more…

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