Talk of the Town: Hot stuff for sauna connection band

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DUNBAR rock band The Stagger Rats have released their debut album and are set to perform a launch gig in Edinburgh this week.

The 13-track album – named Scorpio Leisure – has already piqued the interest of several reviewers who tipped them for stardom.

But the only question on the mind of TOTT is did the band – which play The Caves on Friday – name their album after the Albion Road sauna?

“The name comes from a sauna in Leith, but we have never been . . . I swear,” insists singer and guitarist Daniel Paylor.

Bridging the name issue . . with little help from Trevor

THERE’S the Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney Harbour Bridge . . . and then there’s the Forth Replacement Crossing.

Wisely, those behind the new connection with our friends in Fife have put the naming out to a public vote, with suggestions being invited.

The Evening News asked readers on our Facebook page for ideas, which included solid candidates “Hoy Bridge”, “Flower of Scotland”, the more hopeful “Independence Bridge” and the First Minister’s choice of “Alex Salmond Crossing”.

But none of those got close to this column’s personal favourite – “Trevor”.

Spot the opportunity

SUFFERING from a skin break-out? Turn that frown upside down!

Edinburgh-based Alba Volunteers, already famed in these pages for their hair-washing and brushing studies, are offering a way for those pustules to produce more than misery – but only if you have more than ten currently adorning your face.

If you’re aged between 18-30 you could be the envy of your clear-skinned friends by earning £75 expenses for one visit to their testing team.

Edinburgh eccentrics

ALMOST one in every two Edinburgh people consider themselves eccentric, according to a new poll.

The survey found 46 per cent thought of themselves as eccentric, while 74 per cent admitted they strived to be individual.

A further 71 per cent of respondents from the Capital were most patriotic about their uniqueness.

In total, 63 Edinburgh residents responded to the online poll run across all of Britain, answering 22 questions about their personal nature as part of the process.

Of those, 70 per cent said it was their sense of humour that made them stand out from the crowd . . . but the results didn’t say how many of them were joking.