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Floral tribute to newspaper unveiled at world-famous attraction

A floral tribute to a daily newspaper has been installed at a world-famous tourist attraction.

HTFP reported last month how Edinburgh’s floral clock was set to be redecorated to mark The Scotsman’s bicentenary following a collaboration between the paper and Edinburgh City Council.

The working clock, in the city’s Princes Street Gardens, will feature a 200th anniversary-themed plant pattern paying tribute to The Scotsman’s founders’ commitment to “good sense, courage and industry”

A similar display was previously put together at the clock for the paper’s 175th anniversary in 1992, and it is the first time any organisation has been honoured by being featured twice by the attraction.

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Editor Frank O’Donnell said: “The Scotsman newspaper has been at the heart of Edinburgh for 200 years, reporting on every major event, championing unpopular causes and holding our politicians to account.

“Our daily readership now spans North America, Australasia and Europe – and we must use this influence to highlight Scotland’s contribution to the world.

“We are honoured to have our bicentenary marked by the floral clock, which has been charting time and progress in Edinburgh since 1903.

“My thanks to everyone at the City of Edinburgh Council for helping to make his happen.”

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  • July 18, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Forget all the Newspaper Society gongs of old and the plaudits from the great and the good.

    This is The Scotsman’s finest hour.

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