Christmas Coca-Cola truck tour cancelled for first time in ten years due to coronavirus

The Coca-Cola Christmas truck will not be spreading festive cheer in Edinburgh or the rest of the UK this year as the company has cancelled its annual tour for the first time in ten years due to coronavirus restrictions.

The Coca Cola Truck usually visits around 40 towns and cities around the UK.
The Coca Cola Truck usually visits around 40 towns and cities around the UK.

The truck, known for its bright red colour and decked in Christmas lights, has been a popular attraction for many in Scotland’s capital.

Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird was the only place in Scotland last Christmas the truck visited, distributing free Coca-Cola bottles and festive goodies to large crowds.

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However, this year Coca-Cola announced that it will not be setting its winter wheels in motion due to the current coronavirus restrictions.

A spokesperson from the company said: "In light of further Covid-19 restrictions announced around the country and in line with government guidelines, unfortunately we can’t go ahead with our annual Coca-Cola Christmas Truck Tour this year."

"We know this will be disappointing for many people, but our priority is the safety of our consumers and employees.”

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