Tuesday 20 August 2019

Edinburgh Fringe display celebrates best of Scottish Twitter

The social media company will also be announcing Scotland’s funniest tweet.

A picture of a selection of Scottish tweets on posters in Haymarket, Scotland (Josh McClure)
A picture of a selection of Scottish tweets on posters in Haymarket, Scotland (Josh McClure)

By Max McLean, PA

Twitter is set to celebrate the success of #ScottishTwitter with an “immersive visitor centre” during the Edinburgh Fringe.

The unique brand of social media posts will have its moment in the sun when Visit Scottish Twitter opens in Edinburgh on August 21, showcasing some of the best tweets of the genre.

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(Josh McClure)

Posts will be displayed in the form of oil paintings and cross stitch, while commemorative gifts will be available from a shop.

The term Scottish Twitter has become shorthand for any funny post written with a Scottish accent in mind, and has amassed a following on Twitter as well as Reddit.

Some of the most retweeted posts include “Canny believe how expensive being alive is” and “A twirls just a flake wae a jacket oan” among others.

Lewis Capaldi will also feature at the centre in the form of a stained glass window, while comedians such as Fern Brady will award one lucky social media user with the Scotland’s Funniest Tweet award.

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