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‘Thoughtless youngsters’ black up as ‘real-life golliwogs’ for town gala

| blog, L&B World, Racism, Scotland, UK | July 31, 2015

Three people who dressed up as part of The Wick Gala. See Centre Press story CPGOLLY; Three "thoughtless youngsters" have sparked a race row after they turned up to a village celebration dressed as real life GOLLYS. Two girls and a boy painted their faces black and put curly wigs on their heads, while wearing distinctive red, blue, white and black costumes. Police probed the incident after a member of the public raised the alarm over a "inappropriate behaviour" at Wick Gala, Caithness, on Saturday. Officers then spoke to organisers "to provide advice and guidance for future events of this nature".
Three people who dressed up as part of The Wick Gala (Picture: Central Press)

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