Karen ‘Ossian’ Gillan, former Doctor Who companion and Celtic folk hero, has been back in Scotland as a guest judge at the Edinburgh International Film Festival. The homecoming has been pretty Scottish.
Some whisky and some SERIOUS Scottish dances went down tonight. @edfilmfest— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) June 21, 2015
Make that, really Scottish. The most Scottish. So Scottish she’s hosting a Loch Ness Monster cruise, and hanging out with bagpipers in Edinburgh Castle…
…where she also met the political leader of the entire country.
Wait a moment. Touring the country, reconnecting with the people, rubbing shoulders with the political establishment, taming mythical beasts?
We don’t want to overreact, but it’s possible Karen Gillan is a mythical hero foretold in legend and song, our queen across the water, the flamehaired saviour who will lead Scotland out of its dark times.
We know, we know, it sounds daft, but then there’s this…
Tonight I was in Edinburgh Castle and I secretly whispered something at the stone of destiny…— Karen Gillan (@karengillan) June 25, 2015
What’s the Stone of Destiny you ask? Also known as the Stone of Scone. It’s the traditional anointing throne of Scottish kings. What could she have been whispering, we wonder?
Not convinced? Well, in olden times, Scottish kings were often heralded by strange supernatural events. King James VI & I was plagued by storms he believed were sent by witches, Birnam Wood came to King Macbeth, and now, Karen Gillan returns to Edinburgh and…