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Thomas Cook Airlines and Barbados House join forces for #flybargados at the Edinburgh Festival

Thomas Cook Airlines is pairing up with Barbados House Ltd to bring the food and drink of Barbados to the Edinburgh Festival.

52 Canoes Tiki Den, 13/14 Melville Place, Westend Edinburgh, will be the home of all things Bajan over the next 30 days with a mouth-watering food and drink scene transported from the iconic holiday island of Barbados to Edinburgh. Events include rum dinners, Banks beer battered fish and chips lime and Carnival time in the House. Legendary pirate ship firm Jolly Roger, will be sponsoring four cutthroat pirate nights on every Friday of August too.

Shane Thomas, from Barbados House, said: “This is an amazing way to strengthen the ties between Barbados and Scotland and follows a similar really successful event for the Commonwealth Games last year. We're inviting Edinburgh's residents and visitors to come and experience the real Barbados - it's rum, fish, beer and partying so that they can then fly there in confidence with Thomas Cook Airlines when the weekly direct flights start this November. There are also two free flights to win too. These two great nations will enjoy a better connection than ever before."

Sharon Confue, for Thomas Cook Airlines, said: “Our inaugural weekly direct flights to Barbados start in November from Glasgow and will really boost the spirits as the dark winter nights set in. The food, drink and party experience at Barbados House will really help sow the escape seed now for the winter.

The Barbados Investment and Development Corporation (BIDC) is the main sponsor of this initiative and is also supported by the island’s local beer Banks Beer Caribbean lager, which is now available for distribution in Scotland and Black Pearl Party Cruises Inc., which operates the Jolly Roger pirate ship attraction in Barbados.

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