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Barracuda chip shop Edinburgh

Barracuda re-opened its doors yesterday after a full refurbishment because of the fire in August which left it totally gutted.

As anyone would be Tani and his wife Susan were devastated, as a local resident and a regular of the Barracuda, when Susan approached us after the fire, we were more than happy to become part of the team that helped them rebuild their business. It looked great before but the results now are amazing, it looks fantastic well done guys.

Even happier than I am to see it re-open its doors is our friend and “golfing” buddy Danny Allan, it’s no secret that he is Barracuda’s No. 1 fan…..and is over the moon to be able to once again drop in on the odd occasion….way to go Danny!

Like to finish off by wishing Tani and Susan all the best for the future.

‪#‎Woulda‬‪#‎Coulda‬‪#‎Shoulda‬.... ‪#‎Barracuda‬

CO alarms for Edinburgh Landlords


New guidance in Scotland which takes effect from 1st December 2015, requires carbon monoxide (CO) alarms in all private rented properties. It's the landlords' personal responsibility to ensure any property they rent meets this requirement.

CO alarms must have a battery that lasts the life of the product and include an end of life audible warning. So even if you have CO alarms installed check now:

  • Does the existing alarm have a replaceable battery? If it does it's probably not compliant
  • Does the alarm have an end of life warning indication?
  • Even if your existing CO alarm has a sealed for life battery, what's the warranty? Does it match the life of the alarm?


An EICR must be completed by a suitably competent person!!

An EICR must be completed by a suitably competent person.  Regulation 16 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 requires persons to be competent to prevent danger and injury. the HSE publication HSR 25 provides guidance on this.   The landlord is responsible for ensuring the person completing an EICR is suitably competent. Using a firm that is a member of an accredited registration scheme operated by a recognised body will give some degree of confidence that this has been achieved.  In Scotland, this will usually mean that they are a registered with NICEIC or a member firm of the Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland (SELECT).  

The Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland (SELECT) provide online tools for finding local members.  



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