Flashmob of Highland dancers surprises Glasgow Airport travellers

Highland dancers at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Peter Devlin
Highland dancers at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Peter Devlin
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A FLASHMOB of young dancers caught the attention of passing tourists at Glasgow Airport yesterday.

Twenty-six dancers from the Ballochleam Dance Troupe in Falkirk, a member of the Scottish Official Highland Dancing Association (SOHDA), gave a short performance for passengers and staff in the terminal building.

Highland dancers at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Peter Devlin

Highland dancers at Glasgow Airport. Picture: Peter Devlin

The event was staged to launch a six-week campaign which celebrates the best of Scottish food, drink, culture and entertainment.

Some of Scotland’s most iconic brands and successful exports including Irn Bru, Tunnocks, Mackie’s ice cream and Harris Tweed will be exhibiting in the airport over the coming weeks while a series of musical, theatrical and comedic performances create a carnival atmosphere in the terminal during one of the busiest periods of the year.

The campaign also celebrates Glasgow Airport’s ongoing multi-million pound refurbishment programme which has seen the recent arrival of new retail and catering units.

Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “Glasgow Airport is for many, their first and last impression of Scotland and our Best of Scotland campaign is a great way to celebrate Scottish produce and culture while also providing entertainment for our passengers.

“In addition to reminding Scots what is great about our country, the various events and live performances we have planned will hopefully make a real and lasting impression on the tens of thousands of people visiting Glasgow during August and September.”