Mixed response to the return of Edinburgh's Christmas Market - your views online
Underbelly reveals Edinburgh Christmas festival expansion plans for Princes Street Gardens
Haven't missed Edinburgh' s Disneyland in the slightest! Underbelly must running low on profit. The demise of our beautiful city continues.
Donna Danielle Stars
Totally understand why local folks don’t like the festival. I used to live in Whitehorse Close in the centre. Had to move due to hubbys job. So I get it! However, the revenue it brings in from tourists is much needed by the local retail and hospitality trade right now. After the horrific time they’ve had in the past 18 months I’m sure the trade this brings will be a godsend to them.
Good luck to them, I absolutely love the Christmas markets. Winter is a very cold, depressing time of year and I’m all for something that brings some fun and colour to the town.
So now they have managed to take over West Princes St Gardens! It is a garden, not a Disney playpark.
Great, then council will spend six months repairing damage to the gardens.
Rip off market which is tacky and is not a reflection of our city.
So much for our council looking at other options. Market should be for local traders from Edinburgh and Lothians.
Linda Hendry Lennen
Look forward to its return.
Rip of. Better markets in Europe... Wroclaw is really good and wasn't overcrowded.
How much carbon emissions is this creating? Not very environmentally friendly.
What about offering the people of Edinburgh a citizens’ discount? Why should we pay tourist prices?
No lessons learned. After the Underbelly debacle and ruined gardens of the last Xmas Market are we surprised? No! CEC are tied up in knots to the thraldom of UB and it doesn't bode well for the city and its citizens, as another Xmastatsville is allowed to be built in our beloved gardens.
Overpriced, overcrowded rip off that invariably leaves our city like a dump with no obvious benefits to Joe Public.
Underhanded more like.... last year was just perfect.
Welcome to Edinburgh PLC, the city that sold its soul, a subsidiary of Underbelly. Wait until you see the state of Princes Street Gardens in January.
Irn-Bru production is under threat due to carbon dioxide shortage
Never thought I'd see the word "shortage" used in relation to carbon dioxide! If only they found a way to use that CO2 contributing to climate change.
Alison Lorna Smith
Wait, aren’t we supposed to be going independent? How can we do that if we can’t ship Irn-Bru about, like salmon, oil and whisky? Our country needs this!
But it doesn't need CO2. It's made from "girders"!
That makes me fizz.
Who tells McDonald's they could be running out of it on top of their ice cream machine breaking down? All it needs is the Colonel to run out of chicken.
OMG, it could be the end of Scotland and everything we love…
C Marie Smart
Oh hell no! I can’t cope without my Irn Bru. Not interested in stocking up on toilet roll, beer, pasta or tea, this is what I’ll be buying extra of.
I would have thought all the Greens would be dancing on the motorway if our supply of CO2 is shut down.
Only time Douglas Ross might come in handy!
They changed the flavour and it's average now, so no major loss.
I'd still drink it flat!
Can't we just get some of the spare stuff from the House of Commons? There's plenty there with all their chat and no action.
The "zero-emission" policy is so successful!
Irn-Bru is disgusting. How can someone drink that?