School agrees to move trees

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Campaigners have managed to force one of the Capital’s top schools to move a line of trees after fears they would block out one of Edinburgh’s most-loved views.

George Heriot’s planted the 19 cherry trees along the Ferry Road section of the Goldenacre playing fields. But local politicians said the trees would ruin four of the city’s council- designated “key views” across to Arthur’s Seat, Salisbury Crags, the Pentland Hills and St Mary’s spires once fully grown.

George Heriot’s bowed to pressure and agreed to relocate the 200 metres of trees.