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Kiss A Ginger day sees fairest of the land maximise their 'natural' assets


It’s Kiss A Ginger day and the fairest of the land, quite literally, can finally stand up proud and use their porcelain skin, freckles and fiery hair as a pulling magnet.

Red heads are thin on the ground throughout the UK but in Scotland we still have an abundance of Ginger – and we are not talking just Irn-Bru.

Some of our most famous and loved exports are redheaded and others have even opened a bottle of dye to become part of the club.

Let’s take a look at some of the heads who boast a bit of red on this very special day.

Karen Gillan

Former model and Doctor Who actress Karen has taken Hollywood by storm with her natural look.

The Inverness Jumanji talent might have had to shave off her famous red lock to play the bald and blue Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film series Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers: Infinity War but we know she’s red through and through.

Tony Curran

Glasgow born actor Tony Curran has been all manner of flame haired characters including 19th Century painter Vincent van Gogh, in Doctor Who’s ‘Vincent and the Doctor’.

Tony also played the invisible man but he’s very much a proud ginge and wore it very well in The Outlaw King.



Ewan McGregor attends the premiere of Disney’s ‘Christopher Robin’ at Walt Disney Studios in 2018 and shows off a hint red hair

Ewan McGregor

Ewan McGregor might be about to hit our screens again in Disney Plus series Kenobi, but the Scots actor was born ginger.

Over the years, Ewan has shaved his hair for roles including Trainspotting as well as dying his locks darker, but ultimately he qualifies as a natural red head.

Annie Lennox

Who can forget Eurythmics star Annie’s famous cropped carrot red hair worn with one of her finely cut suits in her now iconic video for Sweet Dreams.

While Aberdeen born Annie went blonde and dark for other videos she will always be remembered for her diva style. She’s also bene named Best British Female Artist a record six times.

‘Jilly Isabella’ Cross

Ex Rangers Wag Jilly has a made a splash on social media with her quirky commentary and insights into fashion and lifestyle.

Jilly has been dating former Rangers player Andy Halliday for eight years and recently launched her boutique clothing brand Dula. She happily represents Scotland wherever she goes.



Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton always dares to be different and is seen here with her fame haired locks

Tilda Swinton

Tilda who lives in Nairn has collected an army of follower who see her as a muse. Her red hair has undoubtedly played a role in her rise to success in movies including model, and artist.

Residing in the Highland town of Nairn, she is known for her roles in both arthouse films and large-scale Hollywood productions including Young Adam, and The Chronicles of Narnia.

Sam Heughan

Sam is of course a dirty blonde, but that hasn’t stopped millions of fans recognising him for his ginger locks as Jamie Fraser in Outlander.

As the epitome of the Scottish Highlander he is the ideal ginger to kiss today for many Heuligans and he rocks those locks.



Fans will be able to ask Sam Heughan questions
Sam Heughan showed he’s a real Scotsman in Outlander

Shirley Manson

Garbage rocker Shirley is Edinburgh’s Kick Ass rocking frontwoman and she will never forget her red haired roots. Shirley who admits she now uses a bottle to enhance her natural ginger style says she comes from a long line of Viking reds. She is a real warrior.

Of course these are just some of the Scots who have made a mark with their red hair alongside others like Kevin McKidd, Lulu, and even Alex McLeish.

And of course we can’t forget Prince William, Ed Sheeran, Susan Sarandon, Christina Hendricks and others who give even more fizz to gingers everywhere.





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