Edinburgh's ash cloud - from the 23 bus
I looked out for it yesterday, from my vantage point on the top deck of the number 23 bus. And from the front seat too! (Does anyone else's heart lift when they climb the stairs to the top deck of a bus and discover that a front seat is free?). Not much sign of cloud here at Tollcross. The glass and white concrete brutalist thing is the corporate headquarters of the Bank of Scotland. Just peeking out behind it at the right is Edinburgh Castle, which I suppose was considered pretty brutalist in its day.
On George IV Bridge, below, I could just fancy that there's a slight pinkish haze on the horizon, behind the dome of the - gosh - Bank of Scotland building. Scottish flags snap in the wind above the National Library of Scotland.
By the time we're dipping and swaying down Hanover Street, and looking across the River Forth to the hills of Fife, there's certainly something out there.
Tomorrow I'll be posting my first occasional giveaway, inspired by today's post. No, it's not a bit of Arthur's Seat (Edinburgh's very own extinct volcano).