Food for Thoughts: Kyloe at the Rutland Hotel (Edinburgh)

First World War prime minister David Lloyd George commented of fellow Liberal politician John Simon, one time pupil of Fettes College in Edinburgh, that: "He has sat so long on the fence that the iron has entered his soul." This came to mind as I approached the Rutland Hotel at the western end of Princes Street. There were fences everywhere. Assuming Simon’s favourite position would have at least offered an overview of a pedestrian flow system that might have been designed by Salvador Dali.

  • 10 Feb 2012
This labyrinth is all thanks to trams that are still yet to run. Eventually, I make it to the door and my guest, Mark Connolly. The wisdom of grafting a 19th century mode of transport on to the Georgian splendour of Edinburgh’s New Town is quickly glossed over. ...

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