Edinburgh councillors’ backing for a motion to name a street or part of the new Sick Kids hospital after fund-raiser Tom Gilzean has won strong approval
Evening News readers are right behind a plan to honoiur local charity hero Tom Gilzean. Here are some of your thoughts
Fantastic, recognition for all this wonderful man did for charity.
What an amazing thing to do for such an incredible man.
I should think so too. Nobody has done more and I agree that he should have been given a knighthood. He gave everything selflessly.
What a great tribute to a real hero and memories for the hard work Tom did.
Street for me. Sick Kids is looking like next century at this rate! Plus streets stay, buildings come and go, especially with this council! RIP sir.
I really hope so. He’s a real hero and must never be forgotten. His family would be so proud of him leaving this legacy. The man should have been given a knighthood. He stands for all Edinburgh should be proud of. Legend.
Brilliant idea. He raised so much for the Sick Kids.
Wonderful news in memory of a very special human being.
Marion C McLauchlan
Best thing the council has done in years. But let’s see if they deliver on time, on budget and to the required standard.
That’s fabulous, and least they could do.
Why not a street and the new Sick Kids? Nothing more fitting for one of Edinburgh’s most famous and much loved sons.
I am sure Tom would be so proud to have his name somewhere within the Sick Kids.
Very worthy of that honour and I hope that it happens.
An amazing guy. Deserving of any tribute.
The hospital should be named after him, or a department within the hospital. The man is a saint.
Name the road to the hospital or the courtyard in front and get a statue erected so everyone can still see the mighty man on our streets.
A statue of him with a collection box so he can keep on collecting. A street? Sure, but an entire hospital? Doubt it. It’s called the Sick Kids, ken?
Probably be quicker to name a street after him because the Sick Kids ain’t opening any time soon.
Well done the council, they’re getting it right for once.
‘The NHS saved my life... they are brilliant’ - Edinburgh panto legend Andy Gray on his cancer battle
Fantastic news. Delighted to have Andy back where he belongs, on stage at the panto. Looking forward to seeing panto on 30 November.
Well done on your recovery Andy,it will be great to see you back, so happy at this news.
Looking forward to seeing him back in panto. Thank goodness for the NHS.
Good man and I’m so pleased to hear this. You have given my kids years of joy. Thank you Andy.
Fab. Can’t wait to see the three amigos together again.
Yes, the NHS are great but overworked, with people going to them with coughs and colds, but very good. I have no complaints against them.
The NHS saved my life twice, Andy, at Western General Hospital.
Hope you will be popping into Shieldinch too.
Scottish Health Service, second to none.
I hope to see you back in River City, Andy. Stay strong and god bless you.
The former Edinburgh music venue where Nirvana played twice is being knocked down to build flats
Should never have shut. It was a legendary place, where all the alternative folk grew up together. It was also a fantastic venue, the type of club where there was very little trouble after a night out. I remember most people leaving quietly and just heading home. I have many memories of going since I was 13 and I’m glad I got to play on stage one. Another lost bit of history.
Edinburgh has been needing a decent concert venue for some time. The Corn Exchange hardly have concerts now. Murrayfield, Princes Street Gardens and Playhouse are only used during the summer/festival. This leaves the Usher Hall. I have noticed over the last ten years that we have even fewer bands playing in Edinburgh due to lack of venues. The council must be aware of this but would rather focus on the tourist industry and the trams than cater for the residents.