On the day Scotland proudly initiated its own dedicated TV channel, it also once again demonstrated that the airport serving its capital city lamentably underperforms. After landing on Sunday on an easyJet flight from Basle at 4.15pm, my fellow passengers and I did not access the passport control hall till 4.55pm, 40 minutes later. First we had to endure an uncomfortable unnecessarily prolonged wait for buses to arrive, none having been “ordered”, according to the captain. How could that arise? Did our arrival come as a surprise?