Street in Edinburgh ‘renamed’ in honour of Ukrainian president

Tributes have been paid to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

Street in Edinburgh ‘renamed’ in honour of Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy PA Media

The street which is home to the Ukraine consulate in Edinburgh has been unofficially renamed in honour of the country’s president.

A sign saying “Volodymyr Zelenskyy Street” has been attached to railings outside the consulate in Windsor Street in the Scottish capital.

A poster in the bright blue and yellow colours of the Ukraine flag with the words Stand with Ukraine and sunflowers, Ukraine’s national flower, have also been tied to the fence.

Windsor Street in Edinburgh is home to the Ukrainian consulate (Jane Barlow/PA)PA Media

It comes after Scottish Liberal Democrat leader, Alex Cole-Hamilton, called for Melville Street, where the Russian consulate in Scotland is based in the city, to be renamed after the Ukrainian president.

Cole Hamilton wrote to Edinburgh City Council asking them to rename the road Zelensky Street.

Council leader Adam McVey has said that councillors would consider what action they could take at a meeting this week.