REVIEW website TripAdvisor has been forced to turn off reviews for the Edinburgh Castle cafe which sparked anger and controversy among Scots.

It comes after a severe backlash at the Redcoat Cafe name which was sparked by the announcement of a completed renovation – since, Edinburgh Castle has responded and said it will “review” the name.

Historic Environment Scotland, which runs the castle, has also said that the name of its “Jacobite function room” will be under review.

Almost 4000 people have signed an online petition calling for the cafe to be renamed and some went to TripAdvisor to share their thoughts.

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A notice at the top of the page for the Redcoat cafe states: “Due to a recent event that has attracted media attention and has caused an influx of review submissions that do not describe a first-hand experience, we have temporarily suspended publishing new reviews for this listing.

“If you’ve had a firsthand experience at this property, please check back soon - we’re looking forward to receiving your review!”

The Redcoat Cafe is currently named after the red-uniformed British troops who fought against the Jacobites in Scotland, against US succession in North America, and were involved in colonisation across the globe. They counted a number of Scots among their ranks.

The Jacobite room refers to supporters of King James VII of Scotland and II of England, the last Catholic British monarch. James was deposed by protestant supporters of his daughter Mary and son-in-law William of Orange.