Why do they think Leithers are thick?

Quote from the Evening News.

“But Forth Port officials say people have misunderstood how the development will be named. Charles Hammond, group chief executive, said: “Leith Docks will remain as the umbrella name for the overall development project. The name Edinburgh Harbour was chosen for this area of Leith Docks, which will include a cruise ship terminal, as it highlights the fact that Leith is the gateway into Scotland’s capital city.”

If the minions they send to public meeting cannot communicate their message they must find people who can, not expect us to mind read.

“as it highlights the fact that Leith is the gateway into Scotland’s capital city.”

Interesting spin, how does the name Edinburgh Harbour highlight Leith in anyway?  These people are not interested in Leith, their focus is profit, and frankly if they really believe, Leithers will believe, the hordes descending from the cruise ships will think Edinburgh Harbour means Leith they must truly think Leithers are thick as s**t in the neck of a bottle. We know these tourists will be quarantined in coaches all the way to Princess Street, Edinburgh Castle (soon to be renamed Leith Castle) and Holyrood Palace.

Predicted next suggestion from Forth Ports. A few street name changes, only four street names have to be changed North Junction Street (Edinburgh North Street), Great Junction Street ( Great Edinburgh Street), Leith Walk (Edinburgh Walk)and Leith Street (Edinburgh Street) to create an Edinburgh street name corridor. All in the interests of not confusing the retail fodder destined for the city tourist traps of course.

I am actually surprised they didn’t want Edinburgh Dock Lands, bet they thought about it.

via ‘Edinburgh Harbour’ plan sparks campaign by outraged Leithers – Edinburgh Evening News.

Thanks to Greener Leith for highlighting this article.

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