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Article published 07/11/2018

Scottish funny man Craig Hill and double Guinness World Record holder Mark Beaumont have pledged their support to a national initiative inviting people all over the country to get their kilts on for St Andrew’s Day this year to celebrate Scotland’s rich culture and history.

The Fife Tourism Partnership is raising awareness of Scotland’s National Day by appealing to members of the public, businesses and communities across Scotland to get into the spirit by uploading a picture or video of themselves wearing a kilt or tartan skirt to social media using the hashtag #GetYerKiltOn. 

For those who don’t own a kilt but would still like to take part in the campaign, there is a #GetYerKiltOn pack which includes a paper fold-out kilt and badge.

Fife businesses have already donated prizes for a host of competitions, including an overnight stay at the Fairmont St Andrews and a stained-glass kilt created by East Neuk glass artist Keny Drew which will be awarded to the winner of ‘best photograph’.

Locals and tourists are also being encouraged to attend a host of exciting events which are taking place in the town of St Andrews this year to celebrate St Andrew’s Day, (30 November), which will include a Guinness World Record attempt to host the world’s largest ceilidh, a torch parade and huge fireworks display.

We are incredibly excited to be part of something special which raises awareness of St Andrews Day in style. Tourism in Fife, and Scotland as a whole, continues to prosper year on year which is reassuring to see in a continually changing economic climate.

I would encourage everyone to #GetYerKiltOn and come and join us for a fantastic celebration.

Ann Camus, Fife Tourism Partnership Manager

St Andrew’s Day is a fantastic opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s vibrant, cultural offering. This national flagship event presents the perfect time for Scots to join in the fun and wear their kilts with pride.

Jim Leishman, Provost of Fife

Tourism in Fife alone is worth approximately £570 million and supports 11,500 jobs across the region.

For those who do not own a kilt but would still like to take part in the #GetYerKiltOn campaign, a physical pack including a paper fold-out kilt and badge can be sent by post. This can be requested by emailing info@FifeTourismPartnership.org.