Edinburgh and The Lothians


Blogs Featuring Edinburgh and the Lothians


Greyfriars’ Bobby and Bum the Dog!

Edinburgh became the sister city of San Diego, USA in 1977. Sister cities were the result of an initiative by President ...
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The Naming of Edinburgh’s New Town…

The New Town in Edinburgh is a beautiful area right smack bang in the centre of the city, contrasting greatly ...
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The Luckenbooth Brooch!

The Royal Mile, one of the most famous streets in Edinburgh, runs from the castle all the way down to ...
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The Gallow Lee; The Monsters in the Mortar!

A few years ago I read James Robertson's excellent book; 'The Fanatic'. The book tells the story of an Edinburgh ...
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The Scott Monument

The Scott Monument, sometimes referred to as the 'gothic rocket', is a Victorian Gothic monument to the author Sir Walter ...
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Edinburgh Zoo!

On Wednesday 22nd July Edinburgh Zoo celebrated the 102nd anniversary of the day it first opened to the public. Going ...
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Standing Stones of Stenness

Scotland’s World Heritage Sites!

With the Forth Bridge having recently joined five other areas of Scotland as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, we thought this ...
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Forth Bridge

World Heritage Status Given to Forth Bridge

After more than a year of consideration by the UN cultural committee, the Forth Bridge has finally been awarded the ...
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Islands of the Forth!

Having grown up just a few miles east of Edinburgh and lived within the city my entire adult life, I've ...
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Edinburgh City Coat of Arms

Symbols of Edinburgh

Our wee series of articles on Edinburgh continue today with a look at some of the symbols that have become ...
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The Legend of Twinlaw Cairns

This weekend I visited my friends in the countryside, as I had heard there was going to be snow. Being ...
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The Road to Dere Street

Just off the A68 on the outskirts of the Scottish Borders, a small sign points towards the remnants of an ...
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Arthur’s Seat