Furore over Olympic logo on Edinburgh Castle

Last Updated: Nov 17, 2011, 14:47 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau Report

Edinburgh: The 2012 Games organisers were planning to put a giant Olympics logo on Edinburgh Castle to mark the games, but they are facing a stiff protest from the locals.

As reported in the guardian, some Scots have complained that the plans are "insulting" and could set a precedent for advertising on the famous 12th century fortress. The capital`s leading civic heritage group has opposed it and called on Olympics officials to "leave the castle alone."

If the organizers are able to get move ahead with the plans, The Edinburgh Castle north western rampant would be installed with giant aluminum Olympic rings similar to those put up at St Pancras station. The logo would be there the entire summer.