Sum up Scot­land in one word, young­sters asked

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

The or­gan­is­ers of Ed­in­burgh’s Hog­manay cel­e­bra­tions have launched a cam­paign urg­ing young Scots to re­flect on what is best about their coun­try.

The drive, en­ti­tled #Scot­word, is invit­ing peo­ple to choose one word which best an­swers the ques­tion: “What makes you proud to live in Scot­land?”

The cam­paign is en­cour­ag­ing those between the ages of eight and 26 to choose the word they be­lieve sums up what they want to say about Scot­land to the rest of the world.

The ini­tia­tive will run un­til St An­drew’s Day at the end of Novem­ber.

Af­ter St An­drew’s Day, a short­list of po­ten­tial #Scotwords will be drawn up and opened up to a pub­lic vote.

The word even­tu­ally cho­sen will be un­veiled on De­cem­ber 30, the day be­fore Hog­manay, at the city’s torch­light pro­ces­sion.

Ed­in­burgh’s Hog­manay cel­e­bra­tions run for three days in the cap­i­tal city, draw­ing in an es­ti­mated 150,000 peo­ple.

Hog­manay in Ed­in­burgh.

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