Radical ideas

I was out at the Ingliston Shopping Arcade recently, when I noticed that they also seem to have aeroplanes flying in and out.

I was suddenly struck by the thought: “Wouldn’t it be nice to have a separate airport dedicated to people who actually want to travel for business or leisure?”

This could have a security area near to the arrival and check-in areas, leading directly to the gates, without the need to walk three quarters of a mile past shops.

It would also cater for people who need to drop off or pick up those who aren’t travelling into the city, or who need assistance; such facilities would be free of charge.

The new airport could be called “Edinburgh Travel Airport”, or perhaps even Turnhouse, the old name for Edinburgh’s original airport.


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What do you think?

Edwyn Newman