No, this post has nothing to do with Alistair Darling ;-)
Went on a "real" badger watch this evening out near Ratho ... details at the bottom of this page.
It was really mesmerising - had to sit quietly for over an hour (junior did very well!) before the badgers emerged from their set, but thereafter it was an absolute pleasure being able to watch them play and run around the surrounding area.
The evening ended with the complete family of badgers - six in total I think? - bounding across the neighbouring field, and into the adjoining section of wood :-))