Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Edinburgh airport tower turns green for Scottish Cup final

Airport control tower
Image caption The green lighting at Edinburgh Airport marks the clash of Hibernian and Celtic in the cup final

Edinburgh Airport's control tower has been lit in green to mark the Scottish Cup final between Hibernian and Celtic.

The lights were switched on by officials and supporters of Hibs.

The Edinburgh club will be seeking to make amends for the 2012 final, in which they lost 5-1 to city rivals Hearts.

The 2013 final will be covered on BBC One Scotland and BBC Radio Scotland, with live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Speaking after the green lights were switched on, Edinburgh Airport Chief Executive Gordon Dewar 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."

Hibs chairman Rod Petrie added: "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."

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