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Miss Scotland accused of racist attack on male colleague



The reigning Miss Scotland has been accused of biting a male colleague and racially abusing him during a rugby event. 

Video footage filmed by a spectator allegedly shows security staff attempting to escort Lucy Sophia Thomson off site at the Edinburgh City 7s tournament on Saturday. 

The 24-year-old, from Dunfermline, is the founder and owner of the Scottish Fashion Association and was crowned Miss Scotland in July last year. 

Accusations that Ms Thomson physically attacked ‘someone in her workplace’ at the event and called him the N-word while drunk have circulated online since. 

The businesswoman’s Instagram account is currently private.  

Lucy Thomson winning the Miss Scotland pageant in July last year It’s alleged that the businesswoman, 24, tussled with security at the Edinburgh City 7s event on Saturday June 17th, with allegations of a physical and racist attack since circulating online

MailOnline has contacted the Scottish Fashion Association for comment and Ms Thomson for comment.

The video clip shows a blonde woman in a cream shorts suit apparently tussling with security staff on Peffermill Playing Fields in Edinburgh, where the rugby matches took place.

The spectator who filmed the footage told the Daily Record newspaper: ‘I recognised her from school. We had clocked her earlier in the day, we knew she was there.’

He added: ‘A lot of people saw it and filmed it – you couldn’t not see it happening. She’s meant to be an ambassador for Scotland. If this was just some other person nobody would care but in that context it’s different.’

Allegations of racism have surfaced on social media in the days since the incident, with one post saying: ‘This person violently racially and physically attacked our friend in public today whilst he was at work.’

The poster alleged that Ms Thomson bit the person in question and called them ‘the N-word’. 

Allegations against Ms Thomson have since circulated on social media
The entrepreneur has made her Instagram profile private. Police have confirmed they are investigating an incident at Peffermill Road in Edinburgh on Saturday, where the rugby matches took place
The Instagram post currently on the Scottish Fashion Association’s page. The account was founded by Ms Thomson

Police Scotland revealed that an incident had taken place, saying: ‘Around 9pm on Saturday, 17 June, 2023, we received a report of a disturbance and a hate crime at Peffermill Road in Edinburgh. Enquiries are ongoing.’

A post currently on the Instagram stories of the Scottish Fashion Association, which Ms Thomson owns, reads: ‘SFA are aware of the incident on 17 June 2023. We are treating this matter exceptionally seriously, and will provide an update in due course.’ 

Many have distanced themselves from the Scottish Fashion Association following the allegations.  

Glasgow’s largest student fundraising event, the GU Fashion Show, posted a statement on its Instagram stories saying: ‘Considering recent allegations against @scottishfashionassociation we would like to stress that GUCFS does not condone such behaviour and we are taking a step back from our association with this organisation as a result.’

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