Local historian and author Jack Alexander is fronting an appeal to improve the Hearts Memorial clock at Haymarket with an appeal to fund some historical inscriptions and improvements to the clock. In his words:
"The memorial is sacrosanct, but since it’s been returned to the traffic island, to commemorate the centenary of the First World War we will be putting in some landscaping around it. Some of the slabs around it will be carved. It’s going to be very discreet. It’s not going to be grand or fussy.“We decided that it would be a good idea to put some simple carving into the paving slabs around it, and also to add a very low railing around the paving at the bottom of the memorial to secure wreaths that are placed during the main service in November."All very appropriate in this 100th anniversary year. More here.