A POPULAR Scots poet has hit out at a Unionist campaign group, accusing them of “harassing” her online.

Len Pennie, known for her Scots Word of the Day Twitter series and viral poetry clips, said The Majority was acting in a “hateful” and “sad” way towards her on social media.

The St Andrews student has spoken out several times about receiving cruel and abusive comments on social media since gaining a massive following.

She said many abusive comments focus on her choice to write poetry and speak in Scots – and finds people tell her the language is “just English spelled wrong”.

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Len Pennie promotes the Scots language with her poetry

However, Pennie also finds herself supported by the likes of well-known Scots broadcaster Billy Kay, comedian Janey Godley and fellow Scots singer Iona Fyfe.

This afternoon Pennie shared screenshots of tweets made by The Majority, the campaign group which ran the Resign Sturgeon billboards earlier this year.

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In the series of tweets The Majority referred to her as a “professional victim”, accused her of posting “utter drivel” and criticised her “self-satisfied and pretentious ‘poyums’”.

Pennie responded to the insults, singling out The Majority co-founder Mark Devlin.

“You’re old enough to be my dad,” she wrote. “I gave you the benefit of the doubt … because I assumed you’d just had a bad time of it, but I’d like to ask you publicly to please stop harassing me. It’s creepy, it’s hateful, and it’s just sad.”

Supporters rallied round Pennie after she spoke out, branding Devlin an “unnecessary troll”.

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Singer Iona Fyfe was among those to back Pennie

“Does he not know he can just mute or block you, then he needn't ever see what he doesn't like, ever again ,” asked one follower.

The exchange comes after The National reported that a sizeable percentage of The Majority’s membership was made up of fake accounts promoting escorts and other services.

After analysing 100 most-recently active accounts, it emerged that 84% were fake and had used photographs from stock websites or K-pop stars.