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Video – Edinburgh 1936

A short video of Edinburgh in 1936.
fascinating video,  to see all the smog above the city, we can certianbly see where Edinburgh got its name ‘

Description from the youtube video itself

This film was made in 1934, 1935, 1936, and 1937 by Mr. George Cumin of Newcastle. 1936 was the year in which Edinburgh Cine and Video Society was founded. In 1986, the year of our Golden Jubilee, we had invited Newcastle film makers to visit us; they came with this film and presented it to the society. Part of the film can be dated by a shot of the Picture House on Princes Street, which is headlining the film ‘A Star is Born’, released to cinemas in April 1937.

New images of city centre ‘ribbon hotel’ revealed

The Below link and image taken from STV news.  Architects have submitted a planning application for a new five star hotel, they call it a ‘ribbon hotel’.   In my opinion, its a horrendous piece of monstrosity.  Not only doesn’t it fit in with the city, it will ruin the sky line from practically everywhere.  It also looks like something else, something a wee bitty rude 😉

Images have been revealed showing how the proposed ‘ribbon hotel’ would look from around the city.

Source: New images of city centre ‘ribbon hotel’ revealed


20mph speed limit?

article taken from the EEN 28th May 2014

Council unveils city Centre 20mph speed limit plan

Speed limits on city centre streets are to be cut to 20 mph in a major rollout of the council’s successful pilot project.

Detailed plans costing an estimated £2.5 million have been revealed by transport bosses.

Speed limits on most main roads in the city centre, Leith, Stockbridge, West End and Southside, will all be be cut to 20mph.

The proposals also show speed limits on main routes in the south and west dropping from 40mph to 30mph.

Corstorphine and Portobello High Streets will also see 20mph speed limits introduced.

The plans will now go out for public consultation and subject to approval will be implemented in September 2015.

Full article from EEN link

Some places you’d be lucky to reach 20mph, the cynic in me thinks they are trying to slow down all modes of transport so that the trams seems like a reasonable option 😉 but hell I’m just a cynical wee Bstard