Dr Sean MacPherson (centre) from Christchurch arrived in Toowoomba for the wedding of Gavin Mingay and Roisin Rafferty without his kilt, keen to attend the wedding in full attire he made an appeal on social media for a loan.
Dr Sean MacPherson (centre) from Christchurch arrived in Toowoomba for the wedding of Gavin Mingay and Roisin Rafferty without his kilt, keen to attend the wedding in full attire he made an appeal on social media for a loan. Bev Lacey

Great Scot! Social media saves man from wedding gaffe

IT WAS the wedding that almost hosted a forgetful Scotsman wearing… very little.

But an appeal on social media and a rallying Toowoomba crowd meant Dr Sean MacPherson arrived at his cousin's wedding in plaid style.

After explaining he'd left his kilt in a freezer back home in Christchurch, only realising he'd done so when he arrived in Australia, Dr MacPherson turned to Facebook with a desperate, and hilarious, appeal.

"I'm hoping someone from the Toowoomba Pipe Band can help a Scotsman who has left his kilt in Christchurch in a freezer," he posted.

The Chronicle jumped on board and helped Dr MacPherson share the appeal which was ultimately successful.

Dr MacPherson got the right gear from a Brisbane hire shop after a tip from the Toowoomba community.

It meant the wedding at Seasons on Ruthven went ahead with Scottish flair and a hilarious story.



Wedded couple retrace honeymoon footsteps 60 years later

premium_icon Wedded couple retrace honeymoon footsteps 60 years later

Casino couple remembers the funny times of their wedding 60 yrs ago

How people power can sway big decisions

premium_icon How people power can sway big decisions

Developers beware: don't get on the opposing side of the community.

Fab Labs provide fur therapy in court

premium_icon Fab Labs provide fur therapy in court

Court users are set to feel the benefits of the 'pet effect'

Local Partners