By Oliver Farrimond
TORY leader David Cameron paid a visit to Edinburgh University yesterday to examine experimental technology on his way to the Scottish Conservative conference in Perth.
The Old Etonian was given a whistle-stop tour of the university’s high-tech facilities, including several cutting edge alternative energy projects.
Cameron quizzed university scientists over the uses and applications of the technology and showed special interest in an experimental wave generator.
While watching a demonstration of the device he asked: “How extreme can you make this?”
The Tory leader then jumped back as a large wave swept across the tank, splashing photographers.
He said: “I’m going to stand back just in case – and I think your camera just got wet.”
Cameron was paying his visit on his way to deliver the afternoon’s key note speech at the Scottish Tory conference.
The one day conference was held at the Dewars Centre in Perth.