Miroslav Sasek, author of brilliantly illustrated children’s books about some of the world’s best cities, said: “Few cities in the world have real skylines. Edinburgh has a very lovely one”. It’s a great view. Most of the interest comes from church building 200 years ago, so not sure what lessons it has for today. Alan Bennet said the trouble with Leeds was that it was always in too much of a rush to get to the future. We may have the opposite problem. Something to think about on the first day of our referendum year.