Ukraine crisis: Edinburgh's Granton Gasworks lights up in blue and yellow to show solidarity with Ukraine

An Edinburgh gasholder was poignantly lit up in blue and yellow as part of a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

By Rhoda Morrison
Thursday, 10th March 2022, 11:11 am

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In the days since Ukraine was invaded by Russian troops, residents in Edinburgh have rallied to show their support for Ukrainians who have been forced to fight for and flee their country since Vladimir Putin ordered his armies to invade.

On Wednesday night, Edinburgh College lit up the last surviving gasholder from the Granton Gasworks in the north of the Capital in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

The last surviving gasholder from the Granton Gasworks in North Edinburgh, is illuminated in the colours of the Ukrainian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Photo: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Representatives from the Ukrainian consulate in Edinburgh were present as the lights went up, along with Councillor Adam McVey, leader of City of Edinburgh Council, and Councillor Cammy Day, depute council leader.

Councillor McVey took to social media to show his support. He said: “Proud to join the Ukrainian Consul tonight. Thanks [Edinburgh College] for lighting Granton gasholder in solidarity with Ukraine from now on.

"The outpouring of support for our twin city Kyiv and people across Ukraine has been amazing.”

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The last surviving gasholder from the Granton Gasworks in North Edinburgh, is illuminated in the colours of the Ukrainian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

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The last surviving gasholder from the Granton Gasworks in North Edinburgh, is illuminated in the colours of the Ukrainian flag as a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine following the Russian invasion. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire