Taylor Swift reveals Scottish heritage at packed Glasgow gig, telling crowd: 'I am one of you'

The singer told fans her father had sent her an email with the news entitled: ‘Tell Scotland this’

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Taylor Swift may be thousands of miles from her US home, but in Scotland it appears she is right where she belongs.

“I am one of you,” the singer told a packed crowd at Scotland’s SSE Hydro stadium in Glasgow as she kicked off the UK leg of her 1989 world tour.

The Shake It Off singer said her father had emailed her ahead of her performance to inform her of the family’s Scottish heritage.


“In the subject line it said ‘Tell Scotland this’ and in the email he said our whole family is from Scotland and you have to tell them that.

“So I am one of you, and I’m proud because this crowd is amazing,” she told her fans.

The 25-year-old singer performed Blank Space while swinging a golf iron on stage, and said after the song: “I happen to love Scottish people, personally”.

Additional reporting by PA