Taylor Swift cemented her love for the UK with a Greggs sausage roll van ahead of her first sell-out Eras tour show in Edinburgh. 

The superstar, 34, will kick off her UK leg of her much-anticipated run in triumphant style on Friday night following her shows in America and Australia. 

And much to the delight of the capacity crowd in the Scottish capital, she even had a van from the much-loved British bakery chain parked outside the Murrayfield Stadium. 

The blue food truck, complete with glitter, featured the lyrics ‘Flake It Off’ across the back – a play on her hit track, Shake It Off. 

‘This is our place, we make the rolls,’ was also seen etched on the side, a fun take on 2019’s Lover. 

Taylor Swift cemented her love for the UK with a Greggs sausage roll van ahead of her first sell-out Eras tour show in Edinburgh (pictured at Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24)

Taylor Swift cemented her love for the UK with a Greggs sausage roll van ahead of her first sell-out Eras tour show in Edinburgh (pictured at Luz Stadium in Lisbon, Portugal on May 24)

Much to the delight of the capacity crowd in the Scottish capital, she even had a van from the much-loved British bakery chain parked outside the Murrayfield Stadium

Much to the delight of the capacity crowd in the Scottish capital, she even had a van from the much-loved British bakery chain parked outside the Murrayfield Stadium

The first of three sold-out shows in Edinburgh will see her play a catalogue of hits from her latest album The Tortured Poets Department (TTPD). 

Arguably the biggest highlight will be her secret ‘surprise’ slot – a period during concerts that the vocalist dedicates to two ‘mystery’ tracks that she changes with each performance. 

Prior to the concert, Swifties reacted with glee when the singer touched down in Edinburgh on Friday afternoon.

The American megastar arrived at lunchtime and was shrouded by umbrellas before being whisked away in a blacked-out vehicle accompanied by a police escort.

The attempt to stay out of the view is reminiscent of a similar trick Taylor played when she arrived to Los Angeles airport in February before supporting her boyfriend Travis Kelce at the Super Bowl.

One fan told MailOnline Taylor is rumoured to be staying at the popular Balmoral Hotel and has apparently booked out two entire floors after offering an entire wedding party £10,000 to move, they claimed. 

While Taylor had no troubles when it comes to having somewhere to stay for the night, her fans had a tougher task to find accommodation in Edinburgh as hotels were quickly booked up despite tripling their rates during the megastar’s three-night residency.

Incredibly, some locals came to the rescue – with one man listing his property on Airbnb for £585 per night.

The blue food truck, complete with glitter, featured the lyrics 'Flake It Off' across the back - a play on her hit track, Shake It Off

The blue food truck, complete with glitter, featured the lyrics ‘Flake It Off’ across the back – a play on her hit track, Shake It Off

Eagle-eyed fans spotted it ahead of the show

Eagle-eyed fans spotted it ahead of the show 

The American megastar arrived at lunchtime and was shrouded by umbrellas

The American megastar arrived at lunchtime and was shrouded by umbrellas

It comes after Matty Healy revealed that he was ‘completely blindsided’ by ex Taylor Swift’s The Tortured Poets Department after the singer targeted him in some tracks on the record-breaking 11th studio album.

The 1975 frontman, 35, and the Grammy winner briefly dated last year from April until their split only a few months later in June – and the songstress seemingly took aim at Healy in songs such as Fortnight and Guilty As Sin.

A close friend of the British-born performer opened up to Us Weekly in an article published on Thursday to reveal that Matty still has ‘mixed feelings’ regarding Swift’s LP – which dropped on April 19.

‘He loves the attention it’s brought to him, [but] he also thinks it’s hilarious because at no time [were they] ever serious.’

The source further expressed that the ‘lyrical content’ had also left the Somebody Else performer ‘completely blindsided.’

In one of the tracks titled, Loml, Taylor references to marriage as well as children, with some lyrics including: ‘You s**t-talked me under the table, talking rings and talking cradles.’

She also sang, ‘You and I go from one kiss to getting married/Still alive, killing time at the cemetery/Never quite buried/In your suit and tie, in the nick of time.’

The insider explained to Us Weekly, ‘For her to be saying things about baby carriages …and living together – he says it had never even come up. He’s taking it in his stride.’

In the song, Fortnight – which featured Post Malone – Taylor also appeared to target her brief fling with Matty.

The pair were first linked in April 2023 – the same month it was confirmed that Swift and ex Joe Alwyn had split.

Throughout the month of May, the two were spotted together in NYC holding hands and also stopped by a recording studio together. He also attended a few of her Eras Tour concerts in both Nashville and Philadelphia.

However, by early June, Matty and Taylor ended their romance, with a source telling People at the time, ‘She had fun with him, but it was always casual. They are no longer romantically involved.’

‘They were never boyfriend-girlfriend or exclusive and were always just having fun. There is no drama, and who knows what could happen again. It was a good time and ran its course.’

Excitement for Taylor’s opening UK date had been brewing for hours on end, with ticket holders queueing since the early hours of Friday morning in an attempt to grab the best possible spot. 

It was not just fans who had been waiting in anticipation for Taylor arrival – with a former Paralympian seen in the queue.  

Ellie Simmonds was spotted wearing a T-shirt with the words I Love Taylor written across it. 

The British Paralympian swimmer was spotted with a film crew speaking to fans who have been waiting for hours in line. 

Swifties had begun waiting in chilly temperatures of just seven degrees outside Edinburgh’s Murrayfield stadium from 3am.

Fans then covered their sparkling outfits with waterproof coats and some even resorted to wearing plastic bags over their shoes to stay dry.

Staunch fans had pitched up tents to make an impromptu camp outside the home of Scottish rugby overnight.

At least 12 tents were set up close to the stadium gates as fans travelled from all over the country to be among the first in line to see the Anti-Hero star.

Other Swifties packed out hotels in Edinburgh’s historic centre having jetted in from the far corners of the globe as the pop queen kicks off the British leg of her Eras tour in Edinburgh tonight, Saturday and Sunday before heading to Liverpool, Cardiff and Wembley.

On Friday morning the first few hardy souls began gathering in Roseburn Park to wait for the entrance gates to open at 3pm.

Fans braved miserable Scottish weather as they queued for the gig in Edinburgh

Fans braved miserable Scottish weather as they queued for the gig in Edinburgh

Taylor was also heralded with a ‘Scottish welcome’ by The Reel Time Band, an 11-piece band made up of eight highland bagpipers and three drummers, who performed her song Love Story on the steps outside the venue, while wearing ‘era-fied’ kilts.

Roddy Deans, pipe major of The Reel Time Band, said: ‘Taylor’s tunes translate surprisingly well to traditional Scottish instruments.

‘We’re all huge music fans, so we’re delighted to help welcome Taylor to Scotland in the best way we know how.

‘It’s been a lot of fun recreating Love Story on the bagpipes and putting this ensemble together.’

It took the band 32 hours of rehearsal to practise their take on Taylor’s song, and they have played for people across the world, including the royal family.

Full list of Taylor Swift Eras tour dates in the UK

Saturday June 8

Edinburgh Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium

Sunday June 9

Edinburgh Scottish Gas Murrayfield Stadium

Thursday June 13

Liverpool Anfield Stadium

Friday June 14

Liverpool Anfield Stadium

Saturday June 15

Liverpool Anfield Stadium

Tuesday June 18

Cardiff Principality Stadium

Friday June 21

London Wembley Stadium

Saturday June 22 

London Wembley Stadium

Sunday June 23 

London Wembley Stadium

Thursday August 15

Wembley Stadium, London

Friday August 16

London Wembley Stadium

Saturday August 17

London Wembley Stadium

Monday August 19

London Wembley Stadium

Tuesday August 20

London Wembley Stadium

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