The Signet Library is on Edinburgh's Parliament Square and has claims to be the site of the oldest professional society in the world, the Writers to the Signet, Edinburgh's association of lawyers which has 500 years and more of history. Its quaint name refers to its origins as a society of those legal eagles who prepared official documents which would be sealed with the private seal of the Kings of Scotland. The buildings themselves are a high expression of Georgian elegance, and George IV described the upper library as the finest drawing room in Europe. And he knew something about drawing rooms.
|Upper library - perfect for a cricket net|
But FB thinks that in their search for additional revenue the Trustees have missed out on one obvious opportunity. The Upper Library is a long rectangular box structure of delightful proportions. Proportions which would lend themselves exactly to a cricket net. FB is confident that a walk-up cricket practice facility in the heart of Edinburgh's Old Town would be a welcome hit with tourists.
Now there's a business proposition.