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"Underbelly" and the privatisation of Edinburgh

Old Jan 5th 2020, 12:07 pm
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Angry "Underbelly" and the privatisation of Edinburgh

"Looney Dook" now run as a commercial venture by the same English company that runs "Edinburgh Hogmanay"

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/s...blast-21216041

The Edinburgh story was highlighted in December when local residents in Central Edinburgh were forded to pay for access to their own houses.

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What has this to do with "moving back to the UK"?
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I will cross the Edinburgh Hogmanay off my must do bucket list.
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Quality of life. Or is that of no concern if you think of moving back ?

Here is Lesley Riddoch in "The Observer", railing against "Disneyfication".

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...gqFRCy00ktgBeQ

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Quality of life is right. Disneyfication is a real threat to choosing and moving to a place that's genuine and real. It reminds me of the flocks of tourists going to Romania not to discover the culture and history, but to find Dracula and his castle.
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Originally Posted by cyrian
What has this to do with "moving back to the UK"?
Part of MBTTUK is a sub-forum (The Rovers Return) for "Off-topic chat for members who have moved or are moving back to the UK."

(possibly your question was asked before the thread was moved to it)
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Richard - I came across that when I lived in the Bulgarian Dobruja, just over the border from Romania. I often bumped into Western tourists headed to Transylvania. The only thing they knew about their destination was DRACULA ! Shameful and a reflection of the defects of their education.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
Part of MBTTUK is a sub-forum (The Rovers Return) for "Off-topic chat for members who have moved or are moving back to the UK."

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I should be in the sub-forum withe other suburdinates !
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Corona has brought the blessing of the caecellation of "Hogmanay 2020" Maybe we can get our lives back without the Curse of Tourism blighting the city !
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