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The 41 Most Ridiculous Things That Happened In Scottish Politics This Year

The best things from Scotland's big political year.

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1. When the Daily Mirror published a story about this piece of chicken which looked like the UK minus Scotland.

The Mirror, paper of the late, great Paul Foot, reveals KFC chicken piece that "could be the shape of UK" #indyref

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The Mirror, paper of the late, great Paul Foot, reveals KFC chicken piece that "could be the shape of UK" #indyref

8:41 PM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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5. Everyone tried their best not to find it hilarious that one of Scotland's leading economists is called Ronald McDonald.

HAHAHAH the audience laughing at 'ronald mcdonald' on the debate lmaoooooooooooooo

laura eliza@lauraelizaa_Follow

HAHAHAH the audience laughing at 'ronald mcdonald' on the debate lmaoooooooooooooo

9:44 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7. This abomination was brought into the world.

Camerond & Salmeron, by @JimboLoony

8. That time when a Taiwanese news company animated the referendum and included David Cameron wearing a tiny Union Jack papoose with Nick Clegg in it.

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10. Remember when Yes voters gathered outside of BBC Scotland to protest against CBeebies bias?

Friend posted this amazing sign from the #bbcbias protest today. #indyref

Claire@tinyotterpawsFollow

Friend posted this amazing sign from the #bbcbias protest today. #indyref

2:06 PM - 14 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12. When the Saltire refused to be flown over 10 Downing Street.

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15. Alistair Darling did the Ice Bucket Challenge.

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16. Followed by Alex Salmond.

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18. A man on a rickshaw pursued Labour MPs through the streets of Glasgow while blasting out the "Imperial Death March" from Star Wars.

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19. A voter in the Western Isles went through his European election ballot paper writing "wank, good guy, wank".

In Eilean Siar, someone went through their ballot paper writing 'wank, wank, good guy, wank'. It was declared valid.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

In Eilean Siar, someone went through their ballot paper writing 'wank, wank, good guy, wank'. It was declared valid.

12:49 PM - 01 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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21. There was that time Alex Salmond played a fiddle as an awkward Alistair Darling looked on.

22. Seventy-seven pro-independence Scots got discount Yes tattoos at the same time.

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25. When Yes voters photobombed the BBC's Reporting Scotland with a huge neon Yes.

Have to admire the effort of these guys who photobombed Reporting Scotland with a giant neon Yes. Via @JoeRocks61.

Jamie Ross@JamieRoss7Follow

Have to admire the effort of these guys who photobombed Reporting Scotland with a giant neon Yes. Via @JoeRocks61.

12:19 AM - 16 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

26. This teenager's dad deleted her on Facebook after she told him she was going to vote Yes.

Love when my family fall out with me over Scottish independence. #fuckyou #indyref #VoteYes

AliceInWonderland@LaurarosecaseyFollow

Love when my family fall out with me over Scottish independence. #fuckyou #indyref #VoteYes

3:59 PM - 12 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

27. When Kay Burley called a Yes campaigner "a bit of a knob" on Sky News.

View this video on YouTube

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28. When patronising BT Lady was patronising.

Perfect summary of the new @UK_Together campaign video. Targeted at woman - but so patronising? #PatronisingBTLady

Greg indyref@YesIndyrefFollow

Perfect summary of the new @UK_Together campaign video. Targeted at woman - but so patronising? #PatronisingBTLady

8:27 PM - 26 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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33. This Twitter first happened when a politician (Alex Salmond) replied to his parody account (Angry Salmond).

I think some sort of universe ending paradox just occurred. From one reality to another...believe in #SexySocialism.

Angry Salmond@AngrySalmondFollow

I think some sort of universe ending paradox just occurred. From one reality to another...believe in #SexySocialism.

6:44 PM - 19 Sep 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

35. The SNP organised a massive rock concert and shot glitter out of some cannons.

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40. It's been a busy year, Scotland, and we have a feeling next year won't be much quieter.

Alex Salmond confirms he will stand as an MP at the 2015 election: "Scotland needs to turn Westminster upside down." http://t.co/j9bEv9vILX

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Alex Salmond confirms he will stand as an MP at the 2015 election: "Scotland needs to turn Westminster upside down." http://t.co/j9bEv9vILX

11:02 AM - 07 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

41. Oh, and some Catalonians made a tiny statue of Alex Salmond doing a poo.

I think I’d rather a Salmond caganer. http://t.co/w3mS96IvyY

Alex Ingram@nuttyxanderFollow

I think I’d rather a Salmond caganer.

http://t.co/w3mS96IvyY

12:33 AM - 28 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Jamie Ross is a Scotland reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Edinburgh.

Contact Jamie Ross at jamie.ross@buzzfeed.com.

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