Tag: Edinburgh


Ban cars from outside of schools!

I have recently been very exercised this week by the announcement of a “trial” traffic measure running for the next 18 months.

It will ban cars outside six Edinburgh schools for an hour at the beginning and end of each day. I’m sorry, a trial? What’s to trial?

As a father of four, I absolutely understand that my little bundles of joy need to get to school safely.

My kids have always walked to school, just as I did, and my father before me.

When I was young, I was accompanied and, when I reached the grand age of 10, I went alone. As Dad used to say to me: “It’s character building.”

However, it appears from the traffic jams outside our schools that I may be in the minority.

Edinburgh getting it’s potholes filled in!

A DEDICATED squad has been created to carry out a £180,000 “blitz” on the Capital’s worst potholes.

Creation of the “pothole patrol”, which will focus on the city centre and south Edinburgh, comes amid warnings that an exceptionally wet and stormy winter has left roads in a worse state than ever.

George Street, the Bridges, South Clerk Street and Morningside Road are among key thoroughfares and arterial routes set for improvement.