The crisis of over-tourism has arrived in Edinburgh with vested interests too slow and compromised to respond. Hyper-defensiveness, a succulent lamb arts media and a city council clueless about how to do anything other than feeding a Cash Cow are all part of the problem.
Inertia and business-as-usual only works if you’re in The Bubble.
In the next few weeks a proper coordinated response will be announced.
Here’s a film of how the problem is manifesting itself across the world. While Edinburgh isn’t mentioned, the stories from Barcelona and Venice will be familiar.