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A ‘not so’ Brief History of the Kilt

The Kilt. Just saying that conjures up images of HIghlanders walking through the Scottish Glens. it is one of the ...
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Edinburgh in a Day #3 A Wander South…

In the first self guided tour I took you through all the essential spots in the city centre, Our second ...
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The Haunted West Bow

Today West Bow is the sweet little-cobbled street in Edinburgh and though at first glance it seems almost picturesque with its ...
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Edinburgh in a Day #2: Art and Architecture

A few weeks ago my son and I decided to create a circular route around the centre of Edinburgh that ...
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Edinburgh in a Day – A Local’s Guide.

Edinburgh is one of Europe's top visitor destinations and we have had many people ask 'I only have one day ...
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The Story of the Little Fairy Boy of Leith

There was an old sea dog by the name of Captain George Burton living in Leith back in 1649. When ...
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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 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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