A comment on the sewage disaster in the Foray of Firth, reported nationally here. I found this report in The Scotsman, which suggests that there’s quite a discharge of sewage into the Forth on a regular basis anyway, but no turds, as there were in the 1960s.
Well, that makes everything all right then.
Update 24/4/07: Cartoonist Nick Miller sent me this cartoon from his ongoing “Worry man” series in response to the above…
My friend Joe, who lives in Edinburgh, enjoyed the ROK cartoon, and wrote to say there has been a campaign by residents for years to have the plant that broke down upgraded to help reduce the smell.
Where he lives, the only smell he has to worry about from outside is the nearby Caledonian Brewery, the makers of some of the finest ale in the known universe, which doesn’t sound like a great hardship to me!
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.