One of my favourite (and toughest) jobs of the year is judging the Portobello Sandcastle competition. This year was no different with lots of families and individuals battling the wind - though thankfully not the rain - to make some incredible creations. Congrats to Eleanor, her dad Jonathan and all who took part!
Thanks to Rosy and the team Art Walk Porty for letting me get inside the kiln and giving me a sneak preview. A fabulous way to spend an hour - I hope lots of you made it along to the Art Walk this year.
Had a lovely end to the week with a Friday visit to Holyrood Distillery. It was good to meet Rob and see round the distillery. A great addition to the constituency - need to wait a while but I'm looking forward to tasting the whisky in 3+ years time.
I was proud to be able to join the recent school climate strike march in Edinburgh. There was a great turn out - filling the whole Royal Mile. Well done to all involved.
Time is running out for many of Edinburgh's small businesses. Today I've written to the Chancellor asking for additional emergency assistance for our hospitality sector through the COVID-19 epidemic.