Why do people from Scotland have Ginger Hair?

Did you know that Scotland has the highest percentage of people with ginger hair.

There is on average about 40% of people in Edinburgh that carry the gene with 13% of them expressing this through their hair colour.  

It is believed that red hair and fair skin originated in the region of Northern Europe due to its cloudy and dark climate and thus it compensated the rare sunny days to boost vitamin D production.