BRILLIANT footage on social media has shown a huge crowd enjoying a ceilidh in the middle of a Scottish town.

The National’s travel writer Robin McKelvie shared footage on Twitter/X of a large group having a ceilidh in St Andrews.

He posted the video with the caption: “I spend a lot of time insisting Scotland ain’t like Hollywood romanticises it. Then St Andrews ambushes me with this.”

A number of people in the comments pointed out how fun it looked, with SNP MSP Stuart McMillan saying: “Nothing wrong with people having some fun. Good on them.”

Another user added: “Oh that looks like a great night! There’s nothing more exhilarating than Scottish dancing.”

“That looks such fun,” said a third, while a fourth commented: “This is what Hogmanay in Edinburgh on Princes Street should look like. Looks great fun.”

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The video itself now has more than 200,000 views on Twitter/X as another described the scenes as “glorious”.

The ceilidh was part of the "Big Hoolie 2023", which was held on Saturday. St Andrew's Day is later this week, falling on Thursday November 30.

One also pointed out that St Andrews was their “old stomping ground” while many others said they wanted to see more of this across the country. 

Another Twitter/X user joked: “Every year, school kids in Scotland got forced into Scottish country dancing so we can, at any given moment, launch into the Gay Gordons.

“What was tedious as a kid becomes a joyful riot as an adult.”