Taylor Swift concerts 'injected millions into city's economy' 

Taylor Swift played three record-breaking sold out shows at Edinburgh's Murrayfield stadium over the weekend.

Edinburgh council has said that Taylor Swift’s concerts have “injected millions” into the city’s economy.

Taylor Swift played three record-breaking sold out shows at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium over the weekend, with thousands of fans descending on the capital.

Multiple road closures were put in place around the stadium while extra travel services were added to accommodate those travelling around the city.

Council leader Cammy Day acknowledged the impact residents experienced and thanked them for giving Swift and her fans a “spectacular” welcome.

Day said the city was “proud” to attract the biggest and best events, and thanked residents as well as public service staff for extending a warm welcome to attendees of the concert.

Speaking after the shows, he said: “Our staff have been working round the clock keeping their ‘Eyes Open’ making sure the area in and around the stadium is clean and our marshals have been on hand to help guide ‘Swifties’ to their destination and make sure everyone is safe and well.

“With our world famous summer of festivals just around the corner these highly successful concerts mark a fantastic start to an incredible summer of culture in the capital.

“This is all another reason why I think Edinburgh is the best city in the world.”

The council leader added that the event is expected to have injected tens of millions of pounds into the city’s economy.

The shows mark the first time Swift has played in Scotland in almost a decade and – much to the delight of fans – the signer acknowledged that not returning sooner was “a mistake”.

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