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.


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