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Ewan Mcgregor crowned Scotland’s Diamond Geezer

2nd January 2008 Print
Hollywood hearththrob Ewan McGregor has been voted the Scottish celebrity women said they would have liked to receive a diamond from in their stockings this Christmas.

The Crieff born actor beat off stiff competition from Paisley singing sensation Paolo Nutini, Dr Who star David Tennant, tennis ace Andy Murray, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, rugby and dancing sensation Kenny Logan and actors Sean Connery and Dougray Scott to become Scotland’s Diamond Geezer.

The online, celebrity poll was conducted by VisitScotland as part of their Winter White Campaign which encourages visitors to take a break north of the border this winter by showing them all the amazing seasonal, white things they can do and see.

VisitScotland’s Product Manager, Suzanne Casey said:

“Ewan McGregor is a great ambassador for Scotland and it’s no surprise that he came out on top as our favourite Diamond Geezer with 37% of women taking part in our Winter White poll voting for him.

“The Diamond Geezer poll was a fun way to get women around the country talking about Scotland and encouraging them to find out more about things to do and see during a winter break by visiting

“So whether you are interested in our stunning white landscapes, climbing our snowcapped mountains or simply enjoying a glass of white wine while you dream of your Diamond Geezer, Scotland has something for everyone in winter.”

VisitScotland is working to promote Scotland as a year long tourism destination. The Winter White Campaign plays an important role in achieving this goal and delivering our shared industry ambition to grow tourism revenues by 50% by 2015.

Hotels across Scotland are participating in the campaign by offering special winter accommodation deals. The campaign also sees VisitScotland partnering with key brands including Johnston’s Cashmere, Cream of Galloway, Hamilton & Inches and Wiseman Dairies in a range of marketing activities. Electronic mailings, a ‘white’ website and joint promotions will all be used to encourage visitors from around the UK to take a winter break in Scotland.

One lucky visitor to the Winter White website, will win a diamond from Hamilton & Inches.

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