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29/07/2013 06:23 BST | Updated 29/07/2013 07:01 BST

Ginger Pride Walk: Comedian Shawn Hitchins To Lead Redheads In Edinburgh Festival March

A flame-haired comedian will lead a march across Edinburgh in the name of Ginger pride.

Shawn Hitchins’s event on August 10 will see a battalion of redheads descend upon the city to raise awareness of so-called “gingerism” prejudices.

He told Digital Spy UK: “Internationally, red hair is tied to the identity of Scotland and should be a cause for celebration.

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Seeing red: Shawn Hitchins will lead a Ginger Pride walk in Edinburgh

“It’s totally tongue-in-cheek, but in light of the recent attention to bullying and gingerism we can send a message to all that says ‘It Gets Redder’.“

What's more - you don't even have to be ginger to take part - wigs in the appropriate shade are being supplied for those who aren't. Can't say fairer than that.

Hitchins will perform his Ginger Nation show at the city’s Fringe Festival.

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