Gather the troops! These are the famous Scots raising funds for Comic Relief

Today (15 March) is Red Nose Day, a chance to dress up, be silly and raise money for Comic Relief. This year Scottish stars are coming together to help fundraise.

Red Nose Day is back for 2019 and we’re counting down the minutes until the live show hits our screens at 7pm tonight. After 2017’s Love Actually reunion and more than £76 million raised, there’s a lot to live up to in 2019.

What is Red Nose Day?

Red Nose Day is a chance to come together and raise funds for Comic Relief. The money helps to fund projects that support people living tough lives throughout the UK and internationally.

The day happens every two years and includes a night of comedy and entertainment broadcast live on the BBC.

This year, Scottish stars are in the spotlight.

Dad jokes with Lewis Capaldi

Source favourite Lewis Capaldi has been telling the Nation’s worst dad jokes complete with a red nose. The video is almost as good as his current number one single, Someone You Loved.

Live with David Tennant

Scotland’s own David Tennant will host on the night alongside Zoe ball. He has hosted the show once before and even starred in a Proclaimers tribute act at school to raise money for Comic Relief.

On assignment with Richard Madden 😍

Credit: Comic Relief

We’ve been counting down the minutes until Paisley’s own Richard Madden is back on our screens.

He first stole our hearts as Robb Stark in Game or Thrones then took our souls too when he became Sergeant Richard Budd in Bodygaurd.

As we wait for season two to be filmed Comic Relief is fuelling our Richard Madden obsession with a special Bodyguard sketch for Red Nose Day.

This is one assignment we’re happy to get involved with!

Red Nose Day on tour

Credit: Chvrches/Comic Relief

Red Nose Day is on tour with some of the biggest names in Scottish music.

Glasgow-born Chvrches are showing their support while on their Love Is Dead tour as they gear up for a headline set at Edinburgh Summer Sessions this summer.

The View’s Kyle Falconer has also been calling on fans to join him in showing support for Comic Relief this year.

Get involved

From fancy dress fundraisers at school to texting in while watching the show tonight, there’s plenty of ways you can get involved with Comic Relief.

Do whatever you enjoy to raise cash for the charity.

The easiest way to help fundraise is to buy your very own red nose. Red noses are available from Sainsbury’s for £1.25 each. This year, you can even make your red nose come to life by scanning the QR code on the box.

How are you fundraising for Comic Relief today? Let us know on Twitter and Instagram.

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