Not on Twitter yet? Then you’re missing out. It’s never too late to get going though, just jump onto this link here and sign up, once you’re up and running look for your mates and start to get involved in the hottest social media platform out there.
After you’ve added the usual suspects like Stephen Fry, Charlie Sheen and Lily Allen why not take a look at some of our favourite Twitter users from both Scotland and beyond. Oh but before you do, click here and say hello to us
Readers will be aware that at Scotcampus we love Alan Gordon Partridge. The comedy creation portrayed by Steve Coogan is obnoxious, bitter, antagonistic, self obsessed and socially awkward. Watching him get to grips with Twitter is like watching an online car crash. Hilarious.
The best new Scottish brewery gives us all the updates we need about their bars, beers and business enterprises. If you can’t make it up to the pub to sample a deliciously hoppy pint of 5AM Saint, at least you can clock watch on their twitter thinking about it.
Star of his eponymous BBC show and long time producer of surreal viral funnies, Limmy is easily one of the best value Twitter accounts to have been spawned in Scotland. His trolling can be particularly entertaining.
The miserable media commentator is first class when it comes to taking the piss out of ‘celebrities’ and internet idiots alike. Like Limmy (above) he’s no stranger to a little controversy.
Winkleman came out of the wilderness in recent years to become o e of the most important female faces on our television. Here she happily tweets about everything from film to fashion and is more than happy to get back to her fans.
Not really Darth Vader but an amusing spoof. Maybe one for the Star Wars fans only . . .
Abusive, aggressive, informative and hilarious. Doug Stanhope is a taboo busting American comedian who makes more sense drunk than he ought to. Nothing is off topic at his stand-up shows and this gives people a taste of what to expect.
If you’re interested in media, marketing advertising or journalism this is the Twitter account for you.
As editor of Glamour Joe has an excellent inside line on just what’s going on in the day to day world of fashion. Frequent updates, tips and links to articles as well as relevant re-Tweets help to make this the most important British style-centric account out there.
Barton speaks his mind in a way most footballers would be scared to. Whether he’s having a go at Celebrity Big Brother or rubbish refs, his tweets are genuinely interesting. Deserves his own chat show when he hangs up his boots.
June Ambrose is one of the most respected fashion authors and celebrity stylists on the planet. She uses her Twitter account to guide followers towards the hottest trends and brands. Her Twitpics of various shoots are also an especially interesting way to gain an insight into the world of fashion.
The geekiest girl on the web. Katriona Hill is a constant blogger with plenty of comment and opinion on all the nerdiest films out there. Transformers, Clash of the Titans, Underworld . . . if it has monsters or explosions in it she’ll be on to it. Most of her Twitter usage is to promote her website and MTV writing but she’s also happy to get involved in a little debate. Why not ping her across a Tweet about how crap Michael Bay is?
BBC sports journalist Liam McLeod is THE fastest way to get breaking SPL news. Reliable, succinct and with a sense of humour his Tweets are a cracking way to keep on top of the runners and riders across Scotland’s top division.
Perhaps one of the most important writers on the planet, Neil Gaiman is a big Twitter user and is seldom left wordless. Fans can keep up to speed on his latest books, comics, film adaptations and more, while others can take a peek and see what the fuss is about.
The ultimate satire website, The Onion is a slick, fresh and funny look at life, politics and celebrity. Their Twitter feed is a regular breakdown of their best bits.
Probably Scotland’s best film journalist, Paul is the regular film writer at The Glasgow Evening Times and also writes for the likes of Total Film. If a film is shit, Paul won’t be slow in letting you know. So if you want an opinion you can trust and a timely assessment of the latest releases keep track of his Twitter account.
Whether you like him or not, there’s no point avoiding Ricky Gervais when you’re on Twitter. Whether he’s using the word ‘mong’ or baiting Christians, he’s endless embroiled in some sort of self created spat. Still whether you enjoy the ‘drama’ or not there are still plenty of quips and funny pics and stories from him to keep you entertained.
Nobody knows Scotland as well as Sandy Stevenson of Tour Scotland. As well as giving guided tours of the country he also gives followers an almost endless selection of Scottish photographs, sights, places of interest, deals and discounts plus relevant books and much, much more. If you live in Scotland you can’t avoid keeping tabs on this account.
Just a delicious slice of utterly fucked up ‘stuff’. From the delights of ‘Do and Don’t’ to their genuinely informative overseas reporting this is a smorgasbord of wondrous, tasteless and hilarious weirdness straight from their website. Essential.
Probably Scotland’s most important music journalist, Vic Galloway is an A-Z of tunes both good and great, whether they come from Scotland or elsewhere. Well worth keeping tabs on, especially when it’s festival season.