Edinburgh stars in new Will Ferrell film

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga is the new Will Ferrell comedy on Netflix . The film was made on location in Edinburgh last year . Edinburgh locations featured in the film include Victoria Street , the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens, the Ross Fountain, Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat. The SSE Hydro in Glasgow has been transported to Edinburgh’s Old Town in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story Of Fire Saga.

The comedy stars Ferrell and Rachel McAdams as two Icelandic singers given the chance to appear in the famous song contest.

It was filmed in Edinburgh and Glasgow last year and in the plot the event takes place in Scotland’s capital.

However, the decision to move the iconic 14,300-capacity concert venue caused controversy among viewers after the film was released on the streaming service on Friday.

Twitter user Greagsy posted online: “Watching Eurovision on @NetflixUK. Edinburgh bloody stole the Glasgow Hydro, give us back our Hydro.”

William Derek wrote: “The Eurovision movie is decent, but the only thing that really triggers me is that the host city is Edinburgh, and the host venue is the Hydro… which is in Glasgow.”

Will Ferrell filmed scenes at Glasgow Airport back in October last year 

Angela MacDonald said: “I watched this this morning. Wasn’t too sure of it to begin with but I loved it. It’s a fun love letter to Eurovision and the cameos are great!! Loved seeing the Hydro all lit up… but ruuuuude having it billed as ‘Edinburgh’ – eugh!”

Kenny from the Block posted: “Watching this terrible Eurovision film on Netflix. Irrationally angry that they’ve put the Hydro in Edinburgh.”

The film also riled viewers with a scene where Glasgow Airport doubles as Edinburgh Airport.

Gary Fleming posted: “Currently watching Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga.

“I could suspend disbelief that the Hydro was doubling for some place in Edinburgh but putting a sign saying ‘Edinburgh Airport’ on Glasgow Airport? Naw, that won’t do at all.”

Hollywood A-lister Ferrell co-wrote the movie which also stars former James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan.

A spokeswoman for Film Edinburgh, which is charged with attracting major productions to the city, said: “You can imagine the excitement when the production team approached us with a parody of the world’s ultimate song contest, the Eurovision Song Contest.

“‘Why Edinburgh?’ we asked, to which director David Dobkin replied that he loved the city and it would be the perfect location for a parody about the Eurovision Song Contest.

“The city hosted the real Eurovision Song Contest back in 1972 and this was our chance to host it again.”

EasyJet reportedly plans new routes from Glasgow Airport as rival Ryanair cuts routes from the airport

EasyJet reportedly plans new routes from Glasgow as rival Ryanair cuts routes from the airport.

The UK low cost carrier wants to help “redress the balance” with Edinburgh airport, according to UK country manager Ali Gayward.

Four EasyJet aircraft are based at Glasgow, but she said the scale of its operations there – on 19 routes – was the equivalent of eight aircraft’s worth of flying.

She told The Scotsman newspaper: “Glasgow is a really important strategic base for us.” The airline has eight aircraft based at Edinburgh, where it has 41 routes.

Gayward said: “We are keen to see what we can do to redress the balance across Scotland. I would like us to do more flying from Glasgow. We expect to announce some new destinations this winter.”

Only limited expansion was initially possible because of the lack of available new aircraft, but there would be “more opportunity” in two years’ time.

Ryanair announced in February it would cut its Glasgow routes from 17 to three in winter, blaming the Scottish government’s failure to halve Air Passenger Duty. Its single Glasgow-based aircraft will be switched to Edinburgh.

Ministers had planned to replace APD last month with an air departure tax of £6.50 per passenger on short-haul flights from Scottish airports, compared with £13 APD.

However, finance secretary Derek Mackay said last October the Scottish government needed to secure continued tax exemption for Inverness airport from the European Commission.

Ryanair chief commercial officer David O’Brien said in February: “Ryanair regrets these cuts in the weaker Glasgow market where efforts to stimulate low fare demand are severely hampered by the continuing burden of APD.”

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