The signage, lighting and approach roads are also an embarrassment, more appropriate to an obscure provincial airstrip than a European capital city. Then, once out of the airport, you may find yourself on the grossly inadequate A720 city by-pass, with a one-hour hold-up not uncommon.
This wretched road does not even have a proper hard shoulder its entire length. That, at least, could be used when there is an accident or excessive traffic, as they do in Paris – and no doubt other cities – to ease congestion.
And then there is the shocking state of the city’s roads and pavements. Where’s the pride, Edinburgh?