It is excellent that she has brought this to our attention, and I repeat it here because I think the larger number of people who know about this, the better.
Her correspondents make good points too.
For example Doug the Dug asks, what is this for? Is it advertising?
He provides his own answer... The tickets, such as there were for sale (most of them having gone to corporate sponsors), were sold some time ago through a farcical auction system, involving crashing computers and bank accounts being denuded of cash for unknown tickets (but only if you had a Visa card, Visa being a sponsor).
No. It's all about showing that Scotland and England are one country in perfect harmony. It's Scotland's Games too.
What nonsense. As Quiet Man says, the Olympics is a London event. It is nothing to do with the rest of England, never mind Scotland.
Edinburgh Council has to approve or disapprove the sign. However, despite the nominal coalition of SNP and Liberals, I suspect that the unionist parties may join together to force an approval.
Some of Subrosa's correspondents have indicated that they will not visit Edinburgh while (if) the sign is up. I can only imagine that if one of the most photographed buildings in Scotland, becomes a cheap advertising hoarding, it's hardly going to encourage more visitors to our capital.
I hope the people of Edinburgh will make it clear to their councillors that despoiling the castle with unneeded advertising for an event 500 miles away is not going to be to the benefit of Scotland and that said councillors, mindful of upcoming elections, will vote a resounding "NO".