Nicola Sturgeon has said her government is committed to "fit-for-purpose, state-of-the-art" eye care services for Edinburgh - your views online

"We are a capital city and should be treated as such. Our eye care services need to stay in Edinburgh”

Monday, 1st March 2021, 7:00 am

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Nicola Sturgeon has said her government is committed to "fit-for-purpose, state-of-the-art" eye care services for Edinburgh despite its refusal to fund the planned new eye hospital

Martha Spence

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We are a capital city and should be treated as such. Our eye care services need to stay in Edinburgh. About time they did their job – it all seems to be on vanity projects and they have made so many bad decisions. I think it's time for change.

Jimmy Cox

She’ll maybe pop in and get her eyes tested. She might see what’s really going on around her instead of just making things up.

Frank Heavey

Unfortunately not under this regime. They have never fulfilled any 'promise' to date and they are not going to change now. It's all 'good soundbites' with no filling in it.

Ellen Perkins

Well, good luck on that promise.

Gordon McCallum

Quite right too, Edinburgh had the best eye care centre.

Kyle Danko

Nicola - 'we're committed, but we wasted so much money on the Sick Kids Hospital, so we're not going to give you any money for it. I suggest you eat some carrots'.

William Dow

Is she as committed to it as she is committed to our education system?

Mark Dawson

Who needs eye care when we can have empty trams, a city centre no one can get to and some awesome Lego at the side of all our roads for bikes and stuff.

Howard Merritt

She needs the cash for her indieref 2 junk – shameful.

Steve Johnston

Get the Sick Kids right first before you comment on future disasters.

Joe Foster

A service she desperately needs herself!

John Hewit

Aye, maybe FOR Edinburgh but probably not IN Edinburgh.

Mike Scales

Pity she didn’t have the same vision for her government.

Stuart Young

Aye, it’s been an eye opener – what they get up to is a disgrace.

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Developers of a proposed Edinburgh ‘digital quarter’ are taking their long running planning battle to the Scottish government.

Mini Couper

Yes, provided there is enough land for airport expansion. We need to find a way for both projects to co-exist. We need to get Edinburgh moving!

Richard Hannah

Not unless they also agree to pay to upgrade the road infrastructure.

Jon Clark

Who wants 700,000 sq ft of office space these days? Has nobody told them working from home is where it’s really at these days.

Margaret Cummings

Oh well, the final nail in our beautiful, architectural, historic city.

Mars Andrew

Not if it’s that horrific design.

Lukasz Buchmiet

Nah, they should build more student accommodations!

Michael Gordon

Another vanity project of no use to anyone, eh?

Carol MacLeod

Is the "green belt" now being called the "green space"? I seem to recall that a green belt was an area where nothing was allowed to be built upon. This included the whole area in the article.

Keith Robertson

More traffic chaos around the west side of Edinburgh. Why not fill the empty spaces that are appearing at Edinburgh Park first before creating this?

Craig Fraser

700,000 Square feet of office space. Imagine all that built and sitting empty at the moment. Covid has changed the landscape, how can the developers possibly ensure that space won't just lay vacant?

Kate Heatly

Is there not plenty empty office space in and around Edinburgh? Do they really need any more?

Kevin Connolly

Thousands more cars on the A8 corridor, brilliant idea!

David Greig

Ah yes, a new, unneeded build which means more cars. Look out folks, here comes the congestion charge.

Danda Ross

Any extra traffic in the west of Edinburgh would cause a nightmare in Corstorphine. It's horrific.

Mairi Black

The Scottish government has a habit of overturning local decisions in this part of town.