Karan Gillan, the Hollywood A-lister, recently led a huge Tartan Day Parade through the lanes of New York City. The 34-year-old actress was recently appointed the grand marshal of the finale on Saturday in NYC. The “Guardians of the Galaxy” actress had on a kilt of Clan McQueen made by Howie Nicholsby of 21st Century Kilts.
Karen Gillan’s first time leading the Tartan Day Parade
On Saturday, the parade raged through the streets of the Big Apple, followed by a huge procession of blithe pipe and drum bands, Highland dancers, Scottish family clans, Shetlander Vikings, and more. Karen Gillan is the second-ever woman to lead the Tartan Day parade since KT Tunstall paved the way in 2018.
The official Twitter account of Scotland Is Now tweeted about the lively parade. “We hope everyone at the Tartan Day Parade in NYC today had a fantastic time! 🎉 Led by the fabulous @karengillan who is the second female ever to be Grand Marshall! Go on Karen ✊🏴,” read the tweet.
What happened during this year’s Tartan Parade?
Tartan Day marks the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath. The parade comes after the auspicious occasion was celebrated throughout North America on April 6. This annual celebration of the Scottish independence day brings together a gamut of participants and spectators from all walks of life, to uphold Scottish culture and heritage.
Other than Karen Gillan leading this year’s Tartan Day parade, the celebration witnessed a variety of Scottish-themed events held all across New York City, throughout the week. The Scottish government also tweeted that the alumni from various Scottish universities had also participated in the parade as well as Constitution Secretary Angus Robertson.
What is the actress up to these days?
Karen Gillan, who is popular for her roles in “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “Avengers: Endgame”, has also recently starred in the latest Riley Strens-directed sci-fi thriller titled, “Dual“. The actress takes up double roles for this flick, playing both the main character and her clone. Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”, joins the cast as the main man who trains Gillan’s original character for the battle with her clone.
The movie is set to release on April 15 of this year. The first trailer for the movie was also unveiled couple of weeks ago.