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Good Morning Everyone,

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A strange title, you may think, but that is because of the clock in my photograph!

This is the Balmoral Hotel (meaning 'majestic dwelling' in Gaelic). It was opened in 1902 and for most of its life was known as the North British Station Hotel or simply the N.B. It was built for the North British Railway Company adjacent to their Waverley Station.

In 1988 it was closed for major refurbishment and reopened in 1991 as the Balmoral.

Now ... the reason for my title!

Since 1902, the hotel's clock has been set three minutes fast to ensure that the people of Edinburgh wouldn't miss their trains. This is still the case today. The only day that the clock runs on time is on 31 December (Hogmanay) for the city’s New Year celebrations.

Isn't that interesting!

ISO 200
F stop 10
Exposure 1/80 sec

I hope you all stay on time, today, Bev :-)

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