Edinburgh Airport goes green to support Hibs in Scottish Cup Final

Edinburgh Airport turned green to support Hibernian in Scottish Cup Final 2013.
Flying colours: Control tower bathed in green to back local team.Edinburgh Airport

Edinburgh Airport's air traffic control tower has been bathed in green light to celebrate the Scottish Cup Final clash between Hibernian and Celtic.

The tower will remain green all weekend as a congratulations to the teams, who both play in green, on their success in reaching the final.

The lights were switched on by businessman Sir Tom Farmer, a major Hibs shareholder who grew up near Hibs Easter Road stadium in Leith, and Hibs chairman Rod Petrie ahead of the match on Sunday.

They were joined by representatives from Hibernian in the Community and some young fans from the St Ninian's Youth Club.

Mr Petrie 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."

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."

Two-time Scottish Cup winners Hibs missed out on cup winning glory last year in a 5-1 defeat to local rivals Heart of Midlothian. The last time Hibs won the Scottish Cup was 1902, when they beat Celtic 1-0.

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