shoes, walking boots, highland boots and trainers can be seen
hanging from the branches of a tree beside the A70, near Balerno.
Balerno is about 8 miles SW of the centre of Edinburgh.
is on the north side of the A70, about 300 yards east of the B7031
first appeared in the tree a few weeks ago, but their number has been
increasing in recent weeks.
Apparently similar 'shoe trees' have been reported beside roads in the
USA, in California, Nevada, Michigan and Arkansas.
Edinburgh Evening News: February 18, 2006, pp.1,3