Edinburgh mum says baby can't sleep as 'busker plays Oasis non stop' outside her flat

A fed-up Edinburgh mum says she is having 'sleepless nights' due to a busker outside her city centre flat playing Oasis tunes 'non-stop'.

The woman, who has a newborn baby, says the man's daily performances on Rose Street prevent her child from getting to sleep and from taking naps during the day.

The local, who prefers to remain anonymous, told Edinburgh Live she spoke to the local busker before her child was born and asked politely if he would consider stopping earlier than usual or move further down the street.

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However, she claims her complaints have fallen on deaf ears and the man continues to sing 'all day long' outside her flat - with the issue exacerbated by the fact she has to leave her window open during the warmer evenings.

The mum says the man will perform for hours most days and cited that guidance on the City of Edinburgh Council website states that buskers should move on to another pitch at least 50 metres away after one hour, be considerate to locals and businesses and stop performing if anyone complains.

According to the council, buskers risk being charged and having any equipment seized if they do not adhere to the regulations.

She said: "I've been here for about five years but to be honest when I didn't have my baby I didn't notice it as much. I would be working from home but taking calls so it's a bit different now.

"I'm just tired of this guy. He is there every single day which is really weird - even if it's raining he'll still come. Sometimes it'll be 12-3 then he'll come back and play beyond 9pm.

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"I have spoken to him and he does seem nice and listened to my concerns in the past. I told him I was having a baby and if he would mind moving on but he just said he would stop singing at 8pm which would be helpful but a newborn baby doesn't just sleep after 8pm.

"From what I understand they can stay in the same place for an hour but he is here all day. It's just really annoying and during the day it is difficult to nap so I have to go through to my living room.

"If I want to go to bed early it's also impossible as it's warm at night so we need to leave the window open. It seems like quite a lot of people know this guy and he's popular."

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The woman reported the nuisance busker to Police Scotland, following the council's guidance. Edinburgh Live understands officers received a noise complaint on May 25 but their attendance was not required.

While the council provides guidance for buskers and anyone affected by disrespectful busking, they do not hold the power to enforce and therefore the responsibility lies with police.