TikTok is a weird and wonderful space which has flourished since lockdown.
And creative people have flocked to it to make others laugh, smile or learn something – from dance routines to cooking hacks. So it’s no surprise that Scottish TikTok is fizzing with unique and often hilarious content.
From the Scot who launched the sea shanty craze, to the lass who lip synced Trainspotting dialogue while dressed as Disney Princess Merida – this is what the talented folk running Scottish TikTok have to offer.
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The app is worth downloading just for this. Nathan Evans went from postman to global music sensation when his Scottish sea shanty version of Wellerman went viral earlier this year. That video alone has 16 million views and the song reached number one in the UK, kickstarting a sea shanty craze on TikTok. Nathan currently has 1.2m followers. Photo: @nathanevanss TikTok
Currently at 1.8m followers, Whatsername's content ranges from funny sketches, to makeup, to giving popular songs a Scottish twist. Worth a follow alone for her Disney Princess/Trainspotting mashup. Photo: @whatsername1.0 TikTok
Actor and writer Paul Black shares his hilarious and relatable sketches on TikTok - from 'Watching Drag Race with your straight boyfriend' to 'Me whenever I have to speak to an English person'. He currently has 80k followers and 2.3m likes. Photo: @paulblack TikTok
"Painfully Scottish" @natidreddd is a redheaded singer who performs acoustic covers of popular songs for her 1.3m followers. Photo: @natidreddd TikTok