Edinburgh, once a working city, seems destined to become a tourist theme park – that falls victim to the demise of cheap air travel…
‘If subsidizing a rich US corporation amounted to an abuse of Scottish revenues, arguably it is even more serious that the government and local council forfeited their impartiality as planning authorities by buying into TIAA’s deal. They may even have breached EU State Aid rules..’
Updated: Having won a battle that they should have lost (over the hotel), the bosses of Edinburgh St James are now engaged in one they should lose…but eventiually reached a settlement instead.
Enough was enough. The cost and the disruption were too much. It made more sense to build the new Scottish Office elsewhere and leave the old gaunt, grey building to the pigeons.