Edinburgh Airport’s tower goes green this weekend ahead of Scottish Cup Final
25 May 2013
Edinburgh Airport's iconic air traffic control tower will be bathed in green light this weekend to celebrate the Scottish Cup Final clash between Hibernian and Celtic.
Ahead of the match, Edinburgh Airport welcomed some special guests along last night to push the button and light up the tower to show the airport's support for its local team. The tower will remain green all weekend as congratulations to both teams on their success in reaching the final.
Sir Tom Farmer, a major Hibs shareholder, the club's Chairman Rod Petrie were joined by representatives from Hibernian in the Community and some young fans from the St. Ninian's Youth Club. Guests were treated to a visit to the top of the tower, providing spectacular views of Scotland's capital city.
Gordon Dewar, Chief Executive of Edinburgh Airport, said: "It's hugely exciting to see an Edinburgh team reach the Scottish Cup Final and we want to show Hibs our support by lighting our tower green for the occasion.
"Playing a role in our local community is hugely important to us at Edinburgh Airport. It's great that we can be part of the event and start the weekend in style.
"We have our fingers crossed for a good result and are confident the cup will stay in Edinburgh."
Adding to this, Rod Petrie, Chairman of Hibernian FC, said "It's great that Edinburgh Airport is showing its support for Hibernian by turning the control tower green and that some young Hibernian supporters have had the chance to switch on the lights. We hope that Sunday brings the day we all want to enjoy."