THE First Minister of Scotland John Swinney has welcomed Taylor Swift to the country ahead of her three sold-out shows in Edinburgh. 

The pop star is set to bring her acclaimed Eras Tour to the Scottish capital on June 7, 8 and 9 with around 220,000 fans set to attend across the weekend. 

In celebration of Swift's trip to Scotland, Loch Tay in Perthshire has been renamed Loch Tay Tay by Heart Radio – a reference to Swift's nickname. 

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First Minister John Swinney, whose Perthshire constituency includes Loch Tay, said he was delighted to welcome "Swifties" from across the world to Scotland. 

"The first thing I want to say to Taylor and to all of her Swifties is that they're really, really welcome here in Scotland. 

"I'm so thrilled. And the fact that Loch Tay is being renamed Loch Tay Tay is just fabulous. 

"And I speak as someone who represents Loch Tay, who loves Loch Tay, who's got the privilege of representing the area to say an extra special welcome to Taylor to Scotland. 

"I really hope she has the chance to go and see Loch Tay – or should I say Loch Tay Tay – because it is the most beautiful part of Scotland. 

"She'll get a really warm welcome here and I know all of the Swifties will be so exhilarated by her presence in Scotland." 

As the capital gears up for what could be the largest stadium concert ever held in Scotland, those with tickets are being reminded to plan their journey to Murrayfield ahead of time.