An Edinburgh photographer was called a ‘foreigner’ and told she was not welcome in Birmingham during a confrontation with another passenger.
Photographer Elizabeth Argyll said she was verbally abused by a woman who wrongly believed she was sitting in her seat. Taking to Twitter to ‘live tweet’ the row, she wrote: “On a train and I’ve just been called a ‘f***ing foreigner’ coz a numpty thinks I’m in her seat (I’m not)
“ I replied: ‘If Scotland gets independence then I will be a foreigner.’ The next 90 mins will be frosty.”
Despite being branded a foreigner, she responded that she was from Scotland and began to tweet the actions of the passenger next to her.
The passenger was even challenged to a tweet according to her follow up tweet.
And in a third tweet, when asked by one of her followers how she responded, she said: “I raised my right perfectly plucked right eyebrow at her. I’m now not welcome in Birmingham. Another 78mins to go. left.” The photographer later added: “She couldn’t handle my being cool, calm and collected.”
Elizabeth’s tweets were posted on August 20 but it was not known where she was travelling to and from.