Scottish police have accepted the Running Man challenge laid down by NYPD yesterday, in response to Tuesday's challenge by New Zealand Police.

They have shared a video of police surrounding a man playing bagpipes in front of Edinburgh Castle, as he plays Scotland The Brave in full Highland dress.

The five police then break into the Running Man, with a bit of a Highland dancing twist.

And, of course, they have passed the challenge on to other police departments - including London's Metropolitan Police and Toronto Police in Canada.


The video, on YouTube, follows the social media post yesterday by the New York Police Department in which cops joined a group of school kids dancing alongside the Hudson River.

One of the world's most famous police departments has accepted New Zealand Police's 'running man' challenge, posting a video on Facebook of themselves dancing with school kids.

They had been challenged to take up the dance by New Zealand police on Tuesday, after the Kiwi cops posted their own Running Man video, which had been viewed 6.8 million times.

And keep an eye of the Los Angeles Police Department, as it sounds like they're planning on busting out some moves too, tweeting to NZ Police:

Hopefully the LAPD will recruit some of their Hollywood mates to help them out.

The New Zealand women's All Blacks Sevens team have also joined the Running Man challenge, posting their effort to social media this afternoon.

The team, who are among the favourites for gold at the Rio Olympics are second in the women's world series standings behind Australia.

The Running Man challenge has gone viral since a group of college basketball players from the University of Maryland in the United States last month began posting videos to Instagram of them performing the late-80s dance move.

Valerie Adams has added to the running man craze, dancing with her trainers during a workout.

Earlier today, Sergeant Sonny Iosefo, the star dancer in the NZ Police Running Man challenge video said that being involved was a chance to express his personality.

Speaking to Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking, Mr Iosefo said he relished the opportunity to bust out the retro dance-move.

Listen: Sergeant Sonny Iosefo speaks to Newstalk ZB's Mike Hosking

"I think the whole concept was just showing the new school how the old school does it," he said.

"The Running Man from how I know it from the 80s is very different is what it looks like on the internet today.

"It shows that we're just as human as everyone else, and we do have our own personal lives outside of the uniform."

He said the NYPD's acceptance of the New Zealand Police challenge was "fantastic".

"I loved the concept of getting the youth involved and being in it together. I think it'll help build close relationships in their community."

Mr Iosefo couldn't resist having a dig at fellow officers across the ditch.

"I'm yet to see the Aussies bring it, I understand Victoria Police are putting something out very soon.

"It'll be interesting to see what they come up with because it's a hard act to follow."

The viral Kiwi clip which has been liked 148,000 times on Facebook.

Yesterday Olympic champion Adams also accepted the challenge.

She flexed her dancing muscles on Instagram, posting a video of her "training" regime.

The post was captioned: "Morning Session complete with a fun warm down to finish."

Morning Session complete with a fun warm down to finish #runningmanchallenge?????? #swiss #coach #swisswrestlingchamp

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