A truly dreadful rumour is doing the rounds at the City Chambers this week ... I've heard it from several sources, so that's as good as 'true' in local politics :-)
... apparently, the new 'Liberal-Nationalist-Tory' hegemony is on the verge of reintroducing Councillors Robes for all ceremonial occasions? Can you believe it??
Now, it won't come as a shock to regular readers ... but I am definitely not one for pomp and ceremony of any description, and frankly the chances of getting me into the type of get-up above are zero.
And just what would it all say about Edinburgh in 2007 - I'm sure some will think it positive - but for me, it would just be yet another nail in the coffin of Edinburgh as a modern, capital city.
We are truly going back to a different age ... pre- early 1980's ... when people only came to Edinburgh to see the castle, visit the zoo, or laugh at Councillors in ancient robes :-((