'˜Merry Xmas' message appears in the Pentlands

As parts of Edinburgh awoke to a light covering of snow on Boxing Day, one adventurous hillwalker took it upon themselves to create a unique Christmas message.

Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 9:43 am
Updated Wednesday, 27th December 2017, 9:48 am
The Merry Xmas message appeared on Boxing Day. Picture: @ntaluis/Instagram
The Merry Xmas message appeared on Boxing Day. Picture: @ntaluis/Instagram

The message, which reads ‘Merry Xmas’ followed by a smiley face, appeared yesterday morning on the snow-covered face of Caerketton Hill in the Pentlands to the south of Edinburgh.

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Temperatures dipped on Christmas Day, with some places in the Capital - particularly those on higher ground - experiencing a few inches of snowfall.

The individual responsible has not yet been named, but it is understood that they created the festive message just as the sun rose on Tuesday morning.