CabGab: Edinburgh's cabbies share recollections of some of their most famous clients

Featuring Jimmy Carr, Billy Connolly, Michael Palin, Johnny Vegas, JK Rowling, Midge Ure and Eddie Izzard

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This article is from 2013.

CabGab: Edinburgh's cabbies share recollections of some of their most famous clients

Often the source of the best local gossip, we asked some Edinburgh taxi drivers who they’ve had in the back of their cab during the festival

‘I had the comedian Jimmy Carr once, he waited around as I struggled to find him 5p change! I ended up giving it to him in coppers.’
Sadin Markos
(Edinburgh cabbie for 15 years)

‘I’ve had everyone! I gave the comedian Johnny Vegas a lift once, he was honestly a laugh a minute. I’ve also had Michael Palin, he was nice enough but a bit stuck up I thought.’
Scott Smith
(Edinburgh cabbie for 10 years)

‘Everyone and anyone. JK Rowling after she did a reading at the Book Festival and I once had Midge Ure and Eddie Izzard in here together a few years ago, which was amazing. Eddie Izzard was such a nice guy.’
Mark Taylor
(Edinburgh cabbie for 10 years)

‘Loads of people, but my most memorable was the Big Yin himself, Billy Connolly.’
Thomas Cooper
(Edinburgh cabbie for 30 years)

This article is from 2013.

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