News: Comedy King Of Scottish Twitter Crowned

A judging panel of comedians appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe, including Fern Brady, Mark Nelson, Janey Godley and Ray Bradshaw has revealed @marcsimps0n as the winner of Scotland’s funniest tweet. Picked from a shortlist of Tweets that were carefully curated by the Twitter team, @marcsimps0n will receive his own wall of honour within the #ScottishTwitter Visitor Centre and a gold trophy in the form of the iconic Twitter bird.  And #ScottishTwitter’s funniest tweet is…

“wis walkin home n someone threw a block of cheese oot their windee n it hit me on the head, i turned n shouted that wisna very mature wis it”

#ScottishTwitter judge Fern Brady commented; “The social commentary that came through with some of the tweets had us in stitches but @marcsimps0n’s witty retort and excellent pun was the obvious winner.  It was like the Twitter equivalent of being heckled.  Brilliant!”

To coincide with one of the world’s largest comedy festivals, the Edinburgh Fringe, and as a salute to the globally loved #ScottishTwitter conversations, Twitter is opening an immersive visitor centre on the doorstep of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile.

A first of its kind, the centre will celebrate the breadth of Scottish Twitter and will feature a stained glass window adorned by national treasure Lewis Capaldi, evocative Tweets reimagined as oil paintings and cross stitch, and a timeline celebrating the greatest #ScottishTwitter moments on the platform such as Hurricane Bawbag.

As with any local visitor attraction, there is even a gift shop offering unique merchandise such as tote bags featuring @nicolebairdd_x pondering that she “Canny believe how expensive being alive is”.  The campaign is part of Twitter’s ongoing commitment to celebrate the diversity of its conversations across the UK, with an advertising campaign running alongside the centre showcasing important questions such as @lauryndow asking “Does anyone else only get out eh bed in multiples of 0 or 5, like it gets to 07:21 n am like nah av missed it al get up at 07:25 or am a mad”. 

“There were genuine LOLs in the office as we delved into the #ScottishTwitter conversations - we’re so proud to open the Visitor Centre as a celebration of the insightful, frank, and even philosophical humour of #ScottishTwitter” - Dara Nasr, UK MD at Twitter UK commented.

Visit Scottish Twitter can be found at 21 Blackfriars Street, Edinburgh EH1 1NB and is open from the 21st to the 25th of August from 10:00 - 20:00 each day.

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