“Move over Coca Cola” Scot’s amazing model of HGV carrying whisky and Irn-Bru is the real thing

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A DRIVING instructor has helped put Scotland in the Christmas mood by creating an amazing Caledonian version of the Coca-Cola truck.

Tony Gillanders made an incredible model of the Loch nan Uham Viaduct in the West Highlands.

He then added an HGV carrying two containers – one of Glenmorangie and the other Irn Bru.

A picture he took of the heart-warming scene and posted to social media was mistaken by many people for the real thing.


HGV carrying two containers – one of Glenmorangie and the other Irn Bru.

The combined load of Scotland’s national drinks proved a massive hit online.

Tony posted the picture to Facebook Thursday afternoon, writing: “Holidays are coming…”

Among those to comment was David Chambers, who wrote: “Move over, Coca-Cola truck!”

Jacqui Taylor Tait agreed, writing: “That’s more like it.”

And Dave Nimmo pitched in with: “Much more like it… who the hell drinks Coke at Christmas anyway?”

Others debated the wisdom of mixing the water of life with a bright orange fizzy drink.

Godlewski Marcin wrote: “WTF good single malt whisky and Irn bru? That’s profanation.”


Loch nan Uham Viaduct in the West Highlands

Paul Leslie wrote: “Anybody puts Irn Bru in glenmorangie wants locked up!”

Colin James McGregor said: “Anyone who would drink Glenmorangie with Irn Bru is either American or an imbecile.”

John Natts Irnbru is for the next day.. if you drank a container of Glenmorangie.. you would need a container of Irn Bru for the hangover..

But Lucy Wilson disagreed, writing: “This is my idea of a good mix.” John Mcmurdy backed her up with: “Can’t beat whisky and Irn Bru”.

Laird Edmondson was among those to suggest a name for the concoction – GlenBru – with Rena Morris offered “MoranBru”.


Alongside the whisky and Irn Bru truck, the model also features an Irn Bru taxi.

Wullie Fullarton posed the most obvious question: “Is it full sugar Bru?”

Tony, 47, from Glasgow, built the scene after touring Scotland on his motorbike.

It also features landmarks such as the Craig Na Dun standing stones, which recently came to heights of new fame when they were features in the popular TV series Outlander, and the village of Crainlarich, Perthshire.

Alongside the whisky and Irn Bru truck, the model also features an Irn Bru taxi, a Scotrail Train and Citylink bus, among other things. His 13-year-old son, Callum, has been given the job as driver.


Tony’s 13-year-old son, Callum, has been given the job as driver.

Tony said today of his HGV load: “It’s a perfect night before and morning after combination.”

He added: “It’s all just a bit of fun but if people think it resembles the actual locations then I’m absolutely delighted.

“The Crianlarich side was built in 2017. We started work on the Loch Nan Uamh Viaduct section in September this year. Both parts were inspired by motorbike trips to those locations.

“It’s mostly just an excuse to go out in the motorbike and explore Scotland.”

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