Looking down on EdinburghBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7306.241/a (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:241
- Colin Douglas, doctor and novelist
From the state of the trees, the season is summer. From the shadows thrown by a couple of large gasometers, the time is clearly early afternoon. And from the way the waves are breaking on the beach at Cramond, the wind is in the north east.
The image appears also to be recent. A few hundred metres—or, if you prefer it, a few millimetres—from where I type this, there is a tiny line across a suburban road: a footbridge that …