ALEXANDRIA Ocasio-Cortez, the US congresswoman in town for COP26, sent Scots wild after tweeting that she had finally got her hands on Irn-Bru - and that seems to be thanks to the First Minister.

Posting on Instagram, Ocasio-Cortez, known as AOC, had said she wanted to try the famous fizzy drink while in Scotland.

She also said she wanted to “touch Harris tweed and see a castle".

Taking to Twitter later, the American Democrat wrote: “I finally got a hold of some Irn-Bru.”

The news sent Scottish social media into a frenzy, with writer Val McDermid joking: "A life-changing moment! Will you be seeking political asylum?"

Others suggested some more Scots specialties, including a deep-fried Mars Bar or a Tunnock's tea cake. 

Now, it seems it may have been the First Minister who granted AOC's wish.

Posting on Twitter, Nicola Sturgeon wrote: "Amidst all the serious business at #COP26 today, I’m pleased to also report that @AOC now has a supply of Irn-Bru."

She also shared a picture of the two together, with the drink changing hands.

Responding to the First Minister's tweet, AOC praised Scottish hospitality.

She wrote: "Talk about Scottish hospitality! Thank you for the (very special) delivery, Madam First Minister Nicola Sturgeon - and for taking the time to speak with us today."

The US congresswoman also seems to have taken a look at The National while in Scotland, sharing one of our stories on her Instagram.