Edinburgh councillor warns Fast and Furious 9 star Vin Diesel of city's road restrictions ahead of September filming

An Edinburgh councillor has written to Fast and Furious 9 star Vin Diesel to warn him of road restrictions around the city as the stars of the hit franchise arrive in the Capital to film scenes for the latest installment.

By James Delaney
Tuesday, 27th August 2019, 6:47 pm
Cllr Scott Arthur urges caution over a number of double parked cars on Buckstone Terrace
Cllr Scott Arthur urges caution over a number of double parked cars on Buckstone Terrace

Labour cllr Scott Arthur advised Diesel and fellow actors including Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster, Tyrese Gibson and Ludacris to be mindful of the city’s 20mph speed limits in many of the city centre areas set to be used as a backdrop for the movie.

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He reminds the Hollywood star the roads around the area all boast 30 or 40mph zones, but urges caution over a number of double parked cars on Buckstone Terrace and a “road surface in awful condition” at Colinton Mains Road.

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Cllr Arthur signs off the letter with an invite for Diesel to visit local schools in the area.

Mr Diesel or his representatives are yet to respond.

Cllr Scott Arthur urges caution over a number of double parked cars on Buckstone Terrace