Sunday, December 19, 2010

Glasgow snow ...

Well - there is quite a lot of snow over in Glasgow ... maybe not as much as back here in Edinburgh ... but still a considerable amount.

I did notice two very big differences with Edinburgh:

- we were staying near the Byers Road, and 'mini-pavement gritters' were up-and-down the street's pavements (as well as the adjoining Great Western Road's pavements) on a fairly frequent basis throughout late Saturday afternoon. Result: pavements were fine underfoot first thing this morning, despite it apparently being -10C in Glasgow last night!

- communal bin areas (with the exception of 1 or 2 plastic recycling bins) all seemed to have been emptied recently ... it's the other way around here in Edinburgh and this News Release from Friday 10th December looks more and more outrageous as time goes on and some areas of the Capital City enter their 4th or 5th week without rubbish collection :-(

I certainly hope that any 'review' of what's happened in Edinburgh this year won't forget to look at the experience of our city-cousins in Glasgow?

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