Halloween night is nearly upon us, and although guising may not be on the cards this year, that doesn’t mean children across Scotland can’t still dress up and have a good time.

And that’s certainly been the case for Lennon, 9, and Quinn Brown, 5, as they dressed to impress as Boris Johnson and Nicola Sturgeon.

The creative pair, from Kilmarnock, have given a sneak preview of their plans for Halloween, thanks to photographs posted by their mum Hayley as they pose to give their daily government update.


Mum Hayley Anderson, 31, said her kids dressing up as the well-known politicians has become a running joke with the neighbours.

And although Lennon and Quinn are disappointed not to be going out trick-or-treating on Halloween night, they do have plans to visit a pumpkin trail set up in their community.

But they’re not the only ones having a go at impersonating Scotland’s most familiar face over the course of the coronavirus pandemic - and Nicola Sturgeon herself has praised the efforts of one young boy who dressed up as her for Halloween.

Alyson Welsh shared a video of her young son dressed up as the First Minister, as he performed his very own Janey Godley-style skit of the daily coronavirus briefings.

Taking to Twitter to express her admiration, Nicola Sturgeon said: "Thank you Alyson Welsh - this has made me smile and given me a much needed laugh this morning.

"What a wee star - I think we might draft him in for the daily briefings!"

Janey Godley was also impressed saying “I can’t love this enough.”

Nicola Sturgeon recently recorded a “Frank, get the door” sketch with comedian Janey Godley to raise money for the STV Children’s Appeal, which proved a fundraising smash raising more than £3.5 million.

Speaking ahead of Halloween, John Swinney reminded people not to visit other people’s homes on Friday's daily coronavirus briefing.

He added: “We should all be avoiding activities that make the spread of the virus more likely, I am afraid the guising falls into that category.

“Going door to door, passing sweets, touching items others have touches, all of that gives the opportunity for Covid to spread.

“So this Halloween our advice is you should stay at home.”

He urged people to celebrate the event in the safety of their own homes, and added: “None of us like the fact that these restrictions have to be in place, but sticking to them is really important, it will help to keep us all safe.

“So please stay home this Halloween, don’t take risks for the sake of one night, it is really not worth it.”