Silent disco excursions in Edinburgh are "too noisy," City Council seeks motion
A silent disco craze has taken Edinburgh by storm and numerous residents within the Scottish capital are fed up with it.
Donning wi-fi headphones whereas galavanting, singing and dancing by the streets of the town, these giant tour teams have been characterised by many as a critical public menace.
Aside from the truth that these "silent" revelers are creating sidewalk congestion and inflicting site visitors hazards within the slender streets of Edinburgh's medieval Old Town quarter, the principle criticism from locals stems from the truth that silent discos are simply not silent sufficient.
After quite a few complaints, officers in Edinburgh are wanting into find out how to quiet these roving dance enterprises. “Silent discos usually are not silent," mentioned Scottish metropolis council member Jo Mowat throughout an interview with Edinburgh Evening News. "There is a variety of whooping and screaming, particularly when you've gotten 40 ladies on a hen get together." Mowat goes on to clarify that a lot of his constituents have contacted him relating to silent discos and that the Old Town Community Council "has been elevating this difficulty for round 9 months."
Despite these grievances, the demand for extra silent disco excursions within the Scottish capital continues to rise. The Edinburgh City Council are having hassle discovering a method to tackle the issue and lawmakers have discovered that they're restricted in what they'll do to curb the rising pattern.
“There’s not loads we are able to do in the meanwhile within the never-never land of licensing," says Mowat. "The present laws doesn't serve the residents of the town who by no means get a break from exercise reminiscent of this.”