No laughing matter as comic Limmy claims ‘Edinburgh isnae Scotland’

Comedian Limmy has been branded “a clown” after he claimed “Edinburgh isnae Scotland” during an online rant.

Wednesday, 25th August 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Friday, 27th August 2021, 10:34 am

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Limmy, real name Brian Limond, made the controversial claim about the Capital as he chatted to fans on his Twitch channel yesterday. (TUES)

The comic was sent a message from a follower who currently lives in Essex who said they were thinking of moving to the Capital as they had “fallen in love with Scotland”.

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Not funny: Limmy

But the Glasgow funny man told the holidaymaker the country’s capital is “just no Scotland” and claimed the city is “a kind of English enclave”.

He re-ignited the old – west v east debate – which has raged for generations with some Glaswegians even claiming Edinburgh should not be the country’s capital.

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Limmy, who is best known for his hit BBC Scotland sketch show, Limmy’s Homemade Show, said: “Edinburgh isnae Scotland! I’ve got nothing against the English but Edinburgh isnae Scotland.

“Edinburgh is England. I've got nothing against Edinburgh or the English, I love England and all that obviously, I'm just saying if you go to Edinburgh, that's no Scotland.

“I’m no saying it’s a bad place or there’s something wrang wi it, it’s just no Scotland.

“It’s a kind of touristy place, it’s a kind of English enclave - just like Corby down in England with lots of Scots there.

“It’s just no Scotland. If you want the true authentic Scottish experience, you’ve got to go to - naw no Glesga - to Shetland.”

The comedian turned streamer’s comments have sparked a debate with Auld Reekie locals hitting back at the 46-year-old, who lives in Thornliebank, one of Glasgow’s less deprived areas.

Mark Death, from Leith, said: “Love Limmy - but convinced anyone who says stuff like this hasn’t penetrated Edinburgh beyond a mile radius around Waverley.”

Fraser Wood posted: “I’m assuming Limmy is having a joke at our expense because anyone that truly believes this is a clown.”

And Rumba Asul added: “Anither (sic) example of Limmy no’ being funny. Well I never.”

Limmy posted the video - titled ‘Edinburgh Is England’ - to his YouTube channel on Tuesday and the 90 second clip has so far racked up more than 24,000 views.

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