Spent yesterday morning at the Edinburgh Association of Community Councils as part of their “meet the political leaders” programme. My first public position outside school committees was as a community councillor in Ruchill in Glasgow and its always been my view that community councils have great potential to be real local voice. In the end as is so often the case it depends on the personalities of those involved but a good community council can really be agents for local change.
The afternoon was a more sporty experience. First the great winter run and international cross country events in the stunning setting of Holyrood park. Superb event and a class field with much praise for the city from commentators. i can’t resist pointing out that it was Labour administration that got the event here and the upcoming world championships in 11 weeks time. Another labour legacy perhaps?
And then off to Murrayfield for a historic win for Edinburgh Rugby over Leicester Tigers. Not only a win but two trues to none. whatever Andy Robertson has done to the team if he could bottle it he would be a rich mean because that's the difference, they are team playing for each other. A joy to watch!
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