Twenty Questions with Peter Hope

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PeterHopesPeter Hope - not a fan of the Edinburgh tram project, but pass him the gravy boat!

Who are you? Peter Hope, Senior Groundsman at Murrayfield Stadium, the home of Scottish rugby.

Family status? I live with Fiona and our two springer spaniels, Baillie and Heather.

Who's your hero and why? My grandmother, a very wise old woman.

What is your dream holiday? I'd love to tour New Zealand.

What annoys you the most? The great, unpredictable Scottish weather!

What would you change about yourself? Nothing! We are what we are, that's what makes people unique.

Who wouldn't you like to be? Head of the tram project in Edinburgh - what a shambles!

Favourite record, and why? The Rolling Hills O' The Borders, by Scocha. It says a lot about the land where I live.

Who would you choose to spend a romantic evening with? To avoid eating out of the same bowls as the dogs, I must say 'Princess Fiona'.

If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Buy Princess Fiona a farm.

If you were to describe yourself as a musical instrument, what would you be and why? A grand piano when, in the right hands, it is a great instrument.

What's the best advice you have ever been given? Think about what you're about to do, and take your time! (Bill Elwood)

What's your favourite smell? Home made steak and kidney pie awash in gravy.

What do you do in your spare time? I don't have much of that, but I usually re-introduce myself to Fiona and the dogs! (stops them growling!)

What's the daftest work related question you have ever been asked? Are you happy at your work?!!

What's your favourite piece of kit? My hands.

What three words would you use to describe yourself? Robust, reliable, resilient.

What talent would you like to have? The ability to play the bagpipies

What makes you angry? Oh no, I can't name him!

What law/legislation would you like to see introduced? Bring back hanging.

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