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Holidaymaker lands at Edinburgh Airport then receives keys to Brand New Car

Car Hire Edinburgh Airport are very jealous of the lucky winner of a competition who was surprised with the news on return from a holiday.

What a great end to a holiday for one lucky person who landed at Edinburgh Airport, as they were handed a set of keys to a brand new Jaguar R Coupe. Jim Kilday had entered a competition to win the car before he jetted out with his wife and grandson for a week in Spain.

Jim, beamed “I’m stunned, shocked, but over the moon. I never expected to win. I’ve been doing these competitions for years. Every time I come to the airport, I enter these competitions – but I never win anything. The funny thing is, I had to take part in a spot the football quiz as part of my entry – and I don’t even know anything about football. This is some surprise. I feel extremely lucky.”

The competition cost £9 to enter, and must now be considered a fantastic investment as the Jaguar is worth £85,000. Jim had also only just bought a new Land Rover, days before flying out.

The competition was run by London Company Best of the Best, with managing director William Hindmarch flying up to Edinburgh Airport to deliver the good news. William said, “As soon as we knew Jim was the winner, we went about tracking him down. We were delighted when we discovered he was on holiday in Majorca because it meant we could surprise him on his return. It was heart-warming to see Jim’s reaction. He’s clearly delighted and we’re thrilled to hand over the keys. I’m just relieved we got the correct Jim Kilday.”