Airport shame

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David Gerrard’s withering comments on Edinburgh Airport facilities (Letters, 24 September) are spot on – and that’s only the interior.

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?

David Roche

Coupar Angus