Edinburgh told to '˜get your own patter' after traffic cone stunt

A COUNCILLOR has warned Edinburgh to stay away from Glasgow's 'patter' after a traffic cone was put on top of a Princes Street statue.

Monday, 23rd October 2017, 9:23 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th December 2017, 11:33 am
A traffic cone on the head of the Wellington statue outside the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow

SNP councillor on Glasgow City Council, Christina Cannon took to Twitter to post an image of a cone places on the Sir Walter Scott statue with the caption “Get your own patter, Edinburgh”.

The councillor for Springburn and Robroyston posted the tweet on Saturday evening.

Last weekend, a cone was also place on the Adam Smith statue on the Royal Mile.

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In Glasgow a cone is usually placed on the Duke of Wellington statue in Royal Exchange Square.

@Aibagawa tweeted: “How do you know it wasn’t a Glaswegian trying to import their humour to the east?”

While @davidlloydreid added: “Looks like a rogue Glaswegian got over the ticket barriers at Waverley.”

@Travisbickle26 tweeted: “Ha ha, not like Edinburgh to be jealous of Glasgow.”

The post has been retweeted more than 2,800 times and liked by almost 11,000 people.