Saturday, 17 March 2012

Leaflets, St Joseph and Righteous Indignation

Balerno Parish Church
Excellent leafleting session in Ratho this morning. Thanks to the local Labour team and good to see former local Labour Cllr John Longstaff in fine form. A bite of lunch in the Bridge Inn brought proceedings to a satisfactory conclusion.  

Was delighted to accept an invitation to the opening of the refurbished St Joseph's Centre tomorrow, part of Balerno Parish Church's community facilities. The opening ceremony will be preceded by a service in the church, to be addressed by the Rt Rev David Arnott, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (longest job title in the world !). Okay, not my usual Sunday morning routine, but looking forward to it. This will be followed by a hasty dash to Tynecastle for the third (and possibly last?) derby of the season. Ridiculous kick off time of 1200 but that's what happens when you sell your soul to TV.

An amusing postscript to the Pentland Hills parking charges debacle covered below. At Leader's question time during full Council on Thursday, SNP Group Leader Steve Cardownie launched into a tirade condemning the incompetence of the PHRP and demanding an investigation. His righteous indignation was brought to a shuddering halt when reminded that the chair of the PHRP is none other than his SNP colleague Cllr Colin Keir, now an MSP.

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