I was most upset to read about the accident suffered by the Editor of the Spurtle on George Street at the end of last week ('Knee-Chirk reaction').
While he sought to soothe the pain by researching the 'peculiar details' of the access cover, my eye was equally drawn to the poor quality of paving in what is supposed to be one of Edinburgh's premier streets.
Unfortunatley, this is a common problem in Edinburgh (and even worse on roads frequented by heavy vehicles). There is a solution, and it involves Portuguese master pavers. Allow me to share two photos from my collection with your readers: they show two access panels in Edinburgh where they have worked their magic.