Thursday, 15 December 2011
Time For Edinburgh To Stride The Forth
Tedious Trantrums post yesterday certainly created some unusual comments. I do find that the decision of Edinburgh councillors to stop a hovercraft service between Fife and the central belt (in this case Edinburgh) is unfortunate - to say the least - for Edinburgh, Fife and Scotland.
The reason the councillors opposed it was the situation of the landing point near Scotland's capital was not appropriate; however TT ridiculed that argument in a sentence or two and quite rightly.
The discussion on the post was lively and TT came up with the idea above.
I wonder how much discussion the Forth Estuary Forum had with the councillors. For some years I had considerable contract with this organisation and they were intent upon the river being used responsibly by all. They would have been first inline to object to the river being used inappropriately.
How many people in Edinburgh are regretting giving their vote to specific councillors? It seems Edinburgh, like many large cities, has councillors who manage to get elected by guile rather than substance. They seem hell bent upon destroying the capital rather than working for it. I won't mention trams.
If those who work in the City Chambers had any sense they would look at the above video and think it was time they renewed their contact with Brian Souter because he's the one who has the knowledge to make a hovercraft initiative a success.
But somehow I think they'll keep their ignorance and bias intact.