Euan McGrory: Reflecting the vibrant side of life in the Capital
The final results of our big city survey which we publish today provide a fitting note to end our week-long look at life in Edinburgh.
Almost 2,500 of you accepted our invitation to tell us about what you think of all aspects of life in the city. You told us about the struggles we can all face getting an appointment with one of our often overworked GPs. You told us about your fears that certain parts of the city are becoming no-go areas where many of you are wary of venturing. And you told us that on trams many of you are still very sceptical about the £165 million plans to extend the line to Leith - although just as many are keen to see the extension go ahead. We are always listening to your concerns and hearing them so loud and clear will help guide us as we choose what issues we should be reporting on in your News.
Today though you also told us what a wonderful city Edinburgh is to live in. It has great museums and galleries, restaurants and bars and very good theatres, concerts and cinemas. The shopping, you think, isn’t bad. It will be interesting to see how that verdict changes in a few years time when the new St James Quarter is open. We also strive to reflect that vibrant side of city life because that is just as important to you.