Was out on a drive today and noticed some activity at the Leadburn junction, south of Penicuik. However, it wasn't to do with the road layout! Work has at last started on a replacement building for the Leadburn Inn, which was destroyed after a car crashed into it at the end of 2005. Good to see that it is being rebuilt.
3 years to build an Inn?
Because of the nature of the accident (the car which crashed into the original Inn exploded on impact, killing the driver, and then set fire to the building in the process), I'd imagine that there would have been the small matter of insurance to sort out first. The plans for the replacement Inn went in to the local council fairly quickly after the accident took place, but it will have been the legal wrangling which has held things up until now.