Feisty parrot scuppers Fife thief

Burglar trapped by a parrot   The Fife Free Press Saturday July 20 1889 With the advent of the holiday season and the consequent departure from home of innumerable householders, the enterprising burglar has been making himself conspicuous in various Suburbs in Glasgow, and already the police authorities have a considerable number of successful robberies onContinue reading “Feisty parrot scuppers Fife thief”

Green solution for flood-hit park

A popular Edinburgh park plagued by years of flooding will have a new lease of life thanks to an innovative carbon-negative solution. Inverleith Park has been beset with drainage problems since 1894 and various preventative steps had been taken over the decades but now work has begun to install a sustainable drainage system. During extremeContinue reading “Green solution for flood-hit park”

Modern-day Jean Passepartout

Kieran Smith is taking the tech out of luxury world travel An Edinburgh entrepreneur is taking the tech out of luxury world travel by offering the kind of service aristocrats enjoyed a century ago. Modern-day Jean Passepartout, Kieran Smith will do everything but carry the luggage, but he can arrange that too. Kieran, 41, said:Continue reading “Modern-day Jean Passepartout”