An international travel blog has apologized after claiming that a picturesque place in Edinburgh is in England.
The Magical Places on Earth blog posted a snapshot of Victoria Street in the capital with the caption “Edinburgh, England” followed by a Union flag emoji.
The owners of the blog then confessed that they were “deeply sorry” for the error on their page which has more than 15,000 followers on Twitter.
The travel page even claimed to have fired the social media intern who shared the photo.
One user said: “Seriously? You are not qualified to manage this account clearly”, while another posted: “Would he have thought that a page titled” Magical Places on Earth “would have a basic knowledge of geography or, at the very least, being able to google something. “
Another posted: “Go back to school for your failed geography – Northern Ireland is a country, with Wales, Scotland and England in the UK and Edinburgh being the nation’s capital, Scotland. “
Someone else added: “Bad mistake but good lesson in how to lose followers.
“Edinburgh is in Scotland and has no connection with England.
“Buy a map or do whatever it takes to get your facts right.”
Following the backlash, the company tweeted: “Correction, this is Scotland.
“We deeply apologize for our previous tweet about Edinburgh.
“We have just fired an intern from social networks.
“We are sorry.”
The Pakistan-based account holder said he was a student and English was not his first language.
They said they started the blog on their own, but got more people involved over time.
Speaking on condition of anonymity, the blogger said: “I’m a student so I don’t have enough time for this.
“So I hired someone from my university who first contacted me saying that he was interested in managing my accounts as an intern.
“Last night when he posted this tweet, I received too many reports on my Twitter account.
“One of the reasons he was fired was obviously the backlash from the crowd who were beyond hysterical.”
The blogger said he was concerned Twitter could suspend the account they “worked very hard” on.