The old Sony CD/Radio that we bought in Avignon in 2004 has stopped working. The radio function still works perfectly but the sliding door that opens to let you pop in a CD no longer slides. Replacement CD/Radio models exist but they tend towards the inner city 'Boom Box' look . Usually, we'd just get on Amazon and order a new one but this time we'll try to be environmentally conscious and search out a 'make do and mend' electrician to repair it. A quick Google search hints that finding an electrician willing to look at old appliances is going to be difficult. It will probably also be more expensive than buying a replacement.
We're down by the Old Course at break of day. The hotels are suddenly full. It's winter graduation time. I have no idea why there's a winter graduation. In our day they only had summer ceremonies. All the parking spaces in town are taken with large expensive London registered cars or rental vehicles from Edinburgh airport. Parent transport. Although not as busy as the summer graduation there's enough incomers to fill the restaurants and enable the hotels to raise their prices for a couple of days. The owner of a large hotel chain once told me there are only three places in the UK that can support labour intensive 5 star hotels throughout the year - London, Edinburgh and ( surprisingly ) St.Andrews. Golf and the parents of students are good reliable sources of revenue.