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Viewers call out Scottish Labour for partially filming promotional video in Wales

A shot of Tryfan Mountain features in Scottish Labour's promotional video. Credit: Scottish Labour/Twitter

The Scottish Labour party has been forced to defend itself after keen eyed viewers noticed parts of their promotional video were in fact filmed in Wales.

The video posted on Twitter sets out the party's "vision for Scotland" and includes shots of Scottish families and picturesque scenery.

But one striking shot of mountains featured in the video is in fact the Tryfan Mountain in Snowdonia National Park.

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Reacting on Twitter, users pointed out it is a Welsh peak that appears at 1:25.

While the mountain is on screen, Mr Leonard can be heard saying: "Labour's vision for Scotland, our vision for the UK, is one where we support each other instead of a race to the bottom."

Twitter user Sarah Mackie, said: "Labour's Scottish Branch Office doing a wonderful job of showcasing Scotland's fabulous landscape in their latest PPB... Oh, wait...that's actually Snowdonia. In Wales."

Credit: Scottish Labour/Twitter

The party has defended the video stating it was shot on locations around the UK to reflect the fact that Labour is a UK-wide party.

As Richard states in the film, this is our vision for Scotland and for the whole of the UK, because the urgent need to get rid of the Tories and elect a Labour government that will end austerity doesn't stop at the border with England.

– Scottish Labour Spokesperson

In the video, Mr Leonard says: "In the face of austerity the people of Scotland are being let down by the Tories and the Scottish government too... We can change our country for the better."

Twitter user @Slimshady1961 responded: "Looks like you're not so much 'changing our country for the better' as changing it for Wales."