Tennent's ask: Which Scotland themed emoji should be next?

Following the long awaited arrival of the Scotland flag emoji, Tennent's Lager have announced a campaign asking Scots which Scottish themed emoji should be next. 

Published 1st Nov 2017
Updated 9 th Aug 2023

The Glasgow based brewer says it is happy Scots can finally fly their county’s flag on iPhone, but doesn’t want it to stop there - so they've created a new poll in a bid to find which Scottish emoji should be next.

Scots want to see more of their rich culture showcased on the Apple keyboard and voted on their favourite from an unusual mix of Tennent’s created emojis that capture the "true essence of Scottish culture".

The candidates include:

A roll ‘n’ pie – doubling as the perfect hangover cure and half time scran.

Haggis –  Scotland's national food.

The midge – representing the little pests that ruin (all three days of) Scottish summer.

Four seasons in one day – from leaving home in your shorts to coming home in your wellies, something we’ve all experienced.

The Tennent’s Golden Can – the ultimate accolade, awarded to Scotland’s finest in culture, sport, music.

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A Highland Coo – those scruffy looking farm animals.

And the Loch Ness Monster – Scotland’s most epic myth. Necessary for alerting your mates of his next sighting….

Coming out on top though was the roll ‘n’ pie emoji with the Tennent’s Golden Can coming in second.

The brewer is hoping the creators at Apple will take notice of the poll and "give the people of Scotland what they want".

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Alan McGarrie, head of UK brand marketing at Tennent’s, thinks it’s outrageous that Scotland doesn’t have its own official emoji set given the country’s position as the undisputed kings and queens of internet patter. He said: “ ….. I’d love to say more, but I don’t have the proper emojis to express myself.”

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Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.
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