Edinburgh residents told it’s safe to return

EDINBURGH residents have been told they can return safely to the city without being performed at.

After their annual monthly exodus, the first brave Edinburgh residents ventured back into the Scottish capital, bracing themselves for booby traps made of flyers.

Bill McKay said: “I was handed a flyer on August 1 for a modern-day adaptation of Hamlet using baked potatoes instead of people. I just kept walking until I was in Glasgow.

“I abandoned my house, my job, my friends and my possessions, but at no point was I very bored and/or annoyed.”

He added: “It’s good to be back, but it’ll be some time before I can walk down the street without the fear of coming across something improvised.”