There are a lot of decent things about the Drummond Tennis Club [Issue 237, p.2], and in most ways they are welcome neighbours.
And the snag? Despite comments to Club members working on court maintenance, telephone conversations with the Club secretary, and even appeals to the Council to put pressure on the Club, every time it rains heavily, the red clay surface of the courts washes off and into East Scotland Street Lane.
What bothers me is not so much the exciting and rather fugitive colour, as the fact that the clay will eventually block the drains, and walking along the Lane needs the talents of a Moses to part the Red Sea.
The drains have clogged repeatedly in the past, and water builds up in the Lane until it spills over into the allotments. At least the material used now is harmless red clay, unlike the red blaes which was used previously.
@theSpurtle As a Colorado native and Broughton resident that letter was disappointing. :(
@theSpurtle The Colorado River is rather more eye catching than the Water of Leith unless in full flood.