Scottish tories leaftlet outside Princes Street tram


By Oliver Farrimond

THE SCOTTISH Conservatives took to the streets yesterday, targeting members of the public with leaflets demanding answers to Edinburgh’s tramworks fiasco.

The leaflets – distributed by Scottish Conservative MSP David McLetchie and Councillor Iain Whyte – raise questions over how the tramworks will continue to be funded, and whether Princes Street will be open during Hogmanay and the festival.

Princes Street, normally Edinburgh’s busiest shopping thoroughfare, remains closed to traffic during continuing work on the trams.

David McLetchie, MSP for Edinburgh Pentlands, said: “This sorry saga has dragged on for far too long and people are rightly sick of the whole affair.

“They deserve answers, which is why the Scottish Conservatives will be asking the tough questions.

“The leadership of Edinburgh Council needs to stop hiding behind TIE and take responsibility for this situation because the public deserve nothing less.”