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15 Jan 2021

The Scottish postman who turned a sea shanty into a viral sensation on TikTok

Scotland Correspondent

At a time when almost everything that happens is met by a sense of either profound shock or bewildered disbelief, try this.

A 19th century sea shanty has become a worldwide viral sensation thanks to a postman from North Lanarkshire.

Nathan Evans posted his rendition of The Wellerman on TikTok at the end of last month.

It’s sparked a whole new craze, and we couldn’t resist sending our Scotland correspondent Ciaran Jenkins to see what all the fuss is about.