Talk of the Town: Arriving in style is just the ticket

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THEY know how to spoil a party better than anyone, don’t they?

Yesterday, the VIP bus pulled up outside the Usher Hall for the Radio Forth wards, ensuring some of the biggest names in showbusiness could arrive safely and on time at the Usher Hall.

And predictably, the beaverish parking wardens circling Lothian Road and its environs managed to swoop when the driver wasn’t looking to plant a ticket right on the vehicle’s windscreen.

One onlooker said it was perhaps the best way of making sure the celebrities – such as Matt Cardle, Pixie Lott and popular boy band The Wanted – knew they had definitely arrived in Edinburgh.

Prepared for trouble at privatisation meeting

COUNCIL meetings can be highly charged at the best of times.

But organisers of last night’s summit on privatisation in Edinburgh, an issue which traditionally splits the political parties, may have taken things too far.

Don’t they trust this current breed of councillors enough to behave themselves?

Apparently not, according to long-serving Labour politician Lesley Hinds.

She observed: “Police van at the back of Lothian Chambers where meeting is on ABM (privatisation). Are they expecting trouble?”

Crimper’s unexpected client

EDINBURGH hairdresser Chris Dickson showed off his expertise when he went backstage at the recent Miss World finals to style the contestants at the famous beauty pageant.

And it wasn’t just the tresses of the beauty queens that Chris tended to. One of the performers for the night, Duncan James from boy band Blue, also had a cut and finish from the city’s hair pro.

Search for city is tall order

THEY may have extra long legs, but even they would get tired trekking around England looking for the city of Edinburgh.

But that’s what talent spotters at the nationwide retail chain High and Mighty may inadvertently have proposed when they put out an appeal yesterday.

The store is looking for some “big and tall” men to feature in its spring/summer 2012 catalogue.

The company stated its nearest location as “Edinburgh, England”, requesting some “real British men from Edinburgh” put themselves forward for the modelling contest.

Let’s hope the Capital’s big boys work out the error and give us a good show in the catalogue – there should be no “all talk and no trousers” up here in Edinburgh, Scotland.