Executive chiefs at go-ahead Edinburgh cricket club Carlton met in emergency session yesterday following the news that Stirling Castle has topped a poll to find the UK's favourite visitor attraction.
A spokesperson for the club said, 'The club is disappointed to have missed out on this top award. Our Grange Loan HQ must have been a close second. Visitors always commend the playing surface and our teas are legendary. As far as we understand it the wicket Stirling Castle's leaves a lot to be desired.
'We recognise that Stirling Castle can boast of its association with Mary Queen of Scots. Carlton too has links to important historical figures and visitors can still thrill to the sight of Fantasy Bob flashing outside off stump. It is a unique experience.'