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Operation London Bridge now Operation Unicorn

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  • Started 4 months ago by Morningsider
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  1. LaidBack
    Member

    WH Smith in Waverley was closed.
    Pitlochry Highland Games are on for fist time for years. No way do they want to cancel - taxi driver over moor said everyone looking forward to it. (Have our aged cat with us so not biking).

    Posted 4 months ago #
  2. SRD
    Moderator

    and the village shop doesn't have them anyway...

    Posted 4 months ago #
  3. LaidBack
    Member

    Yes. Bridge of Cally only 14 mile round trip though! ***drift alert***

    Primary school has fresh looking union flag at half mast.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  4. gembo
    Member

    Why has no one asked Michael Fagan for a comment?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  5. chdot
    Admin

    I’m sure there must be several layers of irony in this -

    https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/sep/09/the-crown-to-pause-filming-due-to-the-queen-death

    Posted 4 months ago #
  6. Stickman
    Member

    Edinburgh routine continues unchanged under a new monarch, as people take to the EEN Facebook page to complain about road closures and traffic chaos.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  7. gembo
    Member

    prof McNutt gets two pages in Currie and Balerno News to get his parking space back. SWEM. we should demand redress and bizarrely has huge poem like column by the nom de plume Taurus Ceramicus Barbatus about Climate change. no one making the connection?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  8. neddie
    Member

    Taurus is the factory in Belgium where all Fords are/were made. Is that it?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  9. gembo
    Member

    @neddie it could be the bull in the China shop is deer stalker wearing planning application objector of Currie.

    Why the column has been turned into a poem looking page I do not know. It makes no sense and doesn’t rhyme. same as prof McNutty I want my parking back.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  10. chdot
    Admin

  11. the canuck
    Member

    On George IV they were letting bikes and pedestrians through, but that may change in the daytime.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  12. CycleAlex
    Member

    The police let me cycle up the Canongate last night (“Just don’t be silly”) but they were putting up lots of barriers so probably won’t last beyond today.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  13. stiltskin
    Member

    Carrington Road seems to have re-opened to cyclists

    Posted 4 months ago #
  14. chdot
    Admin

  15. chdot
    Admin

  16. SRD
    Moderator

    better than the festival?

    Posted 4 months ago #
  17. SRD
    Moderator

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    Not sure they thought this through

    Posted 4 months ago #
  18. fimm
    Member

    Overheard on the train today (Monday):
    "Avoiding the road closures?"
    "Yes."
    "Me too... I do sometimes come on the train anyway."
    (I was tempted to interrupt to ask why he didn't always come on the train, but I refrained.)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  19. SRD
    Moderator

    Apparently queue for St Giles starts at George Square Lane , goes down MMW and then west along NMW. Guess that’s why the Uni told us to work from home…

    Posted 4 months ago #
  20. Yodhrin
    Member

    @chdot "I'm not accompanying you, I merely intend to be in the same places at the same times while you travel around."

    Hah, at least Johnson can comfort himself knowing that, though he might be gone, the torrents of cognitively dissonant press releases that defined his tenure will apparently continue uninterrupted.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  21. Baldcyclist
    Member

    Confess, I'm not a Royalist but fair play to those who are and wish to pay respects etc (I've allowed a couple folk in my team to go to events this afternoon).

    It's interesting to (me to) see how my twitter feed seems to be the polar opposite from (what seems from pictures/video to be) the mood in Edinburgh at the moment.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  22. SRD
    Moderator

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    Posted 4 months ago #
  23. Rosie
    Member

    I walked across the Meadows last night. Hats off to any cyclists who did manage to stay upright among the straying pedestrians. The queues were incredible, snaking down one avenue and then along another.

    I had stopped to cross Melville Drive when a young blonde dude stuck his head out of a car window and said, What are they queueing for? I said to see the Queen's coffin. But is it here? he said. I said no, it is in St Giles. "F***** radge," he said, and the car took off.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  24. chdot
    Admin

  25. steveo
    Member

    The hell with that, I'm taking my mtb up the pentlands until this blows over. (I am assuming the Winchester is going to be shut)

    Posted 4 months ago #
  26. chdot
    Admin

    This one?

    https://www.facebook.com/Maybeitsbecause/videos/winchester-club-1983/2012911052255414/

    Might reopen by the time you cycle there.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  27. acsimpson
    Member

    I would assume this one:

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    Posted 4 months ago #
  28. fimm
    Member

    I was cycling back to Livingston North station yesterday afternoon as usual, when I saw an big grey plane that had just taken off from the airport.
    "That's an unusual plane", I thought. "Looks military. Oh, hang on..."

    So I've checked and I'm sure as I can be that that was the aeroplane carrying the Queen's coffin. That's as close as I'm going to get.

    Posted 4 months ago #
  29. chdot
    Admin

    And you didn’t have to camp out all night!

    Posted 4 months ago #
  30. gembo
    Member

    I think Her Majesty would have preferred the lesser level of fuss made of her in Scotland in the last few days (still too much for me and indeed maybe her) to the fckn circus ongoing now.

    Posted 4 months ago #

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