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Scottish Parliament handed messy problem as pigeons swoop on building

The AJ has been handed photographic evidence that proves pigeons are taking over the much-troubled Scottish Parliament building. It is less than seven months since Holyrood open its doors, and specialist cleaners have already been called in to clear mounds of bird muck from both inside and outside the £431 million building. However, the unusual problem has not come as a surprise to many of the project's critics, who previously warned that the design, by EMBT and RMJM, would create ...

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