Ground, ground

The rubble left from the demolition is now being put through a machine roughly like a combine harvester. A digger, sitting on the top of a pile feeds the hopper, the crusher grinds the material, and it issues up a conveyer belt to make a new, neat mountain of hard core. This has been underway for a week and there may be a few more days of this.

The site is being rearranged, offices moved and trees planted. Mini-hills have been created – the park will not be flat.

Meanwhile, Scottish Gas Networks continue to wrestle with old gas mains and preparations are being made to dig the overflow drain from the SUDS system. This may mean traffic restrictions in Hamilton Drive and Hamilton Terrace in the week beginning 28 January.

Arthur’s Seat looks down on a rubble heap