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24th Dec 2016

Sky News feature footage from Ireland in report about the bad weather in Scotland

Close but no cigar.

Conor Heneghan

The weather north of the border has been as bad as it has been here in the last couple of days and with Storm Conor likely to have a greater impact in Scotland that it will here, it seems they haven’t seen the worst of it yet.

Adverse weather conditions are nothing new in Scotland, of course, which makes it all the stranger that a report on the weather there on Sky News on Friday featured fairly mundane footage from Galway as the backdrop.

Yes, the Galway in Ireland. We’re not sure what it has to do with Scotland either.

Eagle-eyed JOE reader David Kelly spotted it while watching it yesterday and why wouldn’t he considering he lives and works next to where the footage was filmed, across the road from the Supermac’s HQ in Ballybrit in Galway.

Here it is on Google Maps and here’s a screenshot David took to prove it.


Why Sky would feature Galway in a report about Scotland we’re not sure; we can only come to the conclusion that they were in the west on a mission to recruit the best damn weather reporter in the business.

Cheers to David Kelly for sending this our way. Got a story for JOE? Hit us up on Facebook or Twitter or email [email protected].