George Clooney given warm welcome by Edinburgh crowd


George Clooney Visits Cafe for Homeless in Edinburgh - and Sends Scottish Fans Wild

Hollywood superstar George Clooney has been given a warm welcome as he arrived in Scotland's cold capital - to visit a sandwich shop.

A large crowd gathered in Edinburgh's Rose Street and cheered as the A-lister stepped out his chauffeur-driven car.

Clooney was visiting the Social Bite cafe to meet members of staff who were once homeless but now have jobs in the chain of shops which donates all its profits to charity.

He stopped to greet some of those who had waited for hours in the cold, and described the social enterprise as "fantastic".

He told a media scrum outside the cafe: "It's pretty amazing, and I'm looking forward to seeing it, I haven't seen it up close yet.

"I like what they're doing, I think it's a very important cause. I think the idea that we can all participate in everyone's difficulties is really important."

The movie star described Edinburgh as "beautiful" and said he felt bad for the crowd who had been waiting for him because "they're standing out in the cold".

He said he "didn't know" which kind of sandwich he would try in Social Bite but promised to buy a loyalty card.