First Scottish Ginger Snap

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To celebrate the cinema release of Disney•Pixar’s Brave, the National Trust for Scotland is calling on redheads to take part in Scotland’s first ever ‘Ginger Snap’ – a flashmob of flame-haired folk - at Drum Castle, Aberdeenshire today (Friday August 3) at noon.

The ‘snap’ will assemble in the historic courtyard at the Aberdeenshire castle and loose an arrow as Merida, the flame-haired heroine, does so skilfully in the film which is released in Scotland today.

Drum Castle is one of Scotland’s oldest intact buildings and boasts a tower dating from the 14th century. Scotland’s turbulent history has left a lasting mark on the landscape in shape of the many castles, fortresses and tower houses that pepper the countryside. These imposing places all have the power to fire the imagination and there’s undoubtedly a little bit of each of these in Brave’s Castle DunBroch.

Property Manager Alison Burke will be on-hand to welcome red-heads to Drum Castle. She said: “As an auburn-haired maiden, charged with the care of a romantic and beautiful castle, I certainly relate to Merida.

“We want as many redheads to come along and help us celebrate the release of Brave, celebrate history and make a bit of history too, with this Scottish first!

“Aberdeenshire has the country’s highest concentration of red hair, so we are hoping for an impressive turn out!”

Redheads of all ages are welcome to get involved in the event which will last no more than half an hour. They will then enjoy free entry to the beautiful and historic Drum Castle.

Conservation charity, the National Trust for Scotland cares for castles, glens, mountains and historic sites across the country Disney•Pixar’s Brave captures this awesome landscape perfectly and is a grand adventure full of heart, memorable characters and the signature Pixar humour enjoyed by audiences of all ages. The movie is released in Scotland on August 3 and across the rest of the UK on August 17.