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Plane wrong: easyJet criticised for ‘string of errors’ in in-flight magazine article on Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Charles Rennie Mackintosh

Fans of Charles Rennie Mackintosh have felt moved to defend the reputation of the iconic Scottish designer after it was called into question by an airline’s in-flight magazine.

The October edition of easyJet’s Traveller magazine is available to millions of passengers of the UK’s largest airline.

But readers noticed its Seven Mackintosh Masterpieces in Glasgow article featured a string of errors. In the piece, the iconic designer was bizarrely described as “notorious”.

It also calls Mackintosh’s Scotland Street School his “last Glaswegian gaff” and shifts The Lighthouse, in Mitchell Street in the city centre, almost a mile to Glasgow’s Merchant City.

“This is not a good advert for the great man’s work,” said Stuart Robertson, director of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society. “How can a British publication possibly refer to him as notorious? That means famous for all the wrong reasons.

“They don’t know what they are talking about.”