Talk of the town: Syrup to the fore

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THEY’RE stocking up on syrup in East Lothian ahead of The Open at Muirfield next month.

Staff at the Golf Inn in Gullane had to call in extra supplies of pancakes after American guests visiting the US Kids Golf European Championship pushed demand up by 430 per cent.

In Rod we trust says Foundation of Hearts

AFTER all the post-Scottish Cup final ribbing, it comes as no surprise to find Hibs fans enjoying a laugh at Hearts’ expense in the wake of their administration woes.

So as he revealed that pledges to the Foundation of Hearts have broken the 5000-mark, fans figurehead Ian Murray explained that not everyone who signed up would be handing over their cash.

The Edinburgh South MP admitted: “We removed 70 Rod Petries and 45 Albert Kidds.”

Full-speed ahead for Chris at Silverstone

We won’t see him on the velodrome again, but it seems Sir Chris Hoy has started down the road to Silverstone.

The Olympic cycling hero has swapped two wheels for four, finishing fifth in his first two races on the Radical SR1 Racing team.

Sir Chris said: “Motor sport reminds me of when I started cycling. Everything is new and a small adventure.

“Because it’s new I’m learning something every time I go out, whereas in cycling I had peaked.”

You cannot be serious

HE comes to Edinburgh with yet another accolade on his glittering CV – the most iconic tennis hairstyle ever seen at Wimbledon.

John McEnroe has arrived in town for a legends tournament in Stockbridge, his celebrated curly mullet newly honoured by customers of Fabriah.com.