Scotland: Gingers by Kieran Dodds

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Clockwise from top left: Steven McKay (37), Esther (2),  Rebecca (33), Chloe (6), Lois (3) and Abigail (7).<br />
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Steven McKay, 37, from Perth.<br />
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'People make judgements about your character by your hair colour… Throughout life it has been helpful in developing character, I was bullied at school and thought it was because of my red hair but it was probably because I was annoying, I would use my hair as an excuse.'<br />
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'Before kids people would ask if we were brother and sister which is outrageous! It's gingerism! They think all people with ginger hair look the same… I said to myself The next person who says that I will lamp [punch] them but then it was a church minister so I reneged on my vow.'<br />
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Rebecca McKay, 33, stay at home mum, from Perth.<br />
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At the library people come up and say You must hear this all the time but I have to say. I lived in Colombia for a year and people thought my hair was dyed.'<br />
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'I am one of five and all have it but not as bright as mine. It's not sought after or admired. There is an Irn Bru advert where they are shouting at red-hairs kids and she drinks it with the slogan Irn Bru gets you through! I think my four daughters are wonderful as God made them and I am content with what God has given them.'