A solar eclipse proposal in Scotland!

One couple had a total eclipse of the heart when they got engaged during today's solar event

There's one person who's probably glad there wasn't a complete blackout during this morning's solar eclipse.

Blair Bowman, 24, popped the question to Zoe Coutts, 22, the moment the sun disappeared behind the moon at Dunnottar Castle near Stonehaven in Scotland.

He told STV News: “We decided to go see the eclipse and I thought it might be a great opportunity to propose. We were right beside the castle and the sun was nearly fully eclipsed when I asked the question.

“I was beginning to worry as it became cloudier and cloudier but I did it just before the sun was fully covered.”

Stunning Dunnottar is the inspiration behind the castle in the Disney film Brave, and made it onto our most romantic places to get married list. 

The couple now plan to move back to their hometown of Edinburgh before they get married. But who knows - maybe they'll return to their romantic proposal spot to say "I do"?


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