Hurrying through the Old College quadrangle of the University of Edinburgh today, I came across this rowing boat. As one does. Apparently it's a new boat for the University rowing club, and it was to be 'launched' by former student Katherine Grainger, a silver medallist in rowing in Beijing this summer. Unfortunately I didn't have time to linger and watch the ceremony.
Note the University tartan draped over one of the sharp ends ( I hope my children don't read this - they row in these things for fun (?) at school).
And I presume that boats are exempt from the University's wonderfully capitalised No Parking notice: