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(Last Updated On: 2nd August 2021)Leith has been labelled ‘up and coming’ for years, but if the increase of foot traffic down to the very end of Leith Walk and the amount of new shops, restaurants and bars moving in is any kind of barometer, I’d say it’s already arrived.There are now so many great places to eat...
(Last Updated On: 28th July 2021)Take a walk around Edinburgh’s Old Town, and you may notice the big old mountain looming just at the edge of the city. This is Arthur’s Seat, which some like to think was named as such because it is the locations of King Arthur’s legendary Camelot. Nobody really knows how it got its...

The Meadows

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(Last Updated On: 24th July 2021)Edinburgh residents love a good old plonk in a park, and one of the nicest places to plonk in this city is The Meadows, a big, kidney shaped chunk of greenery just south of the city. A mere 10 minute walk from the crowds of The Royal Mile, it’s the perfect place to...
(Last Updated On: 5th May 2021)A surprising number of brave souls have opened new food outlets in Edinburgh in the fourteen months or so since we all first heard that dastardly word – Covid-19. And against the type of odds none of us could have ever dreamed of (well, unless we were huge fans of the film Contagion)...
(Last Updated On: 22nd August 2020)Coming to Scotland and not hillwalking would be like going to Italy and only eating at the tourist trap restaurants, or visiting France but only going to Paris. If you don’t get yourself into the hills of Scotland, you’re not going to experience its heart and soul. The Scottish hills are spectacular,...

Cycle to Cramond

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(Last Updated On: 20th April 2020)Edinburgh is a perfect city for bike riding. As a city built on seven hills, that statement might be a bit hard to believe. And if you’ve spent any time walking up and down those hills, you’ll probably think I’m nuts. But trust me, Edinburgh has a very cool and very accessible system...
(Last Updated On: 18th March 2020)Being a tourist can be exhausting, and if there’s one place in Edinburgh where your stamina is going to be challenged it’s the tourist-tastic Royal Mile; a whole mile (1.6 kilometres) of souvenir shops, bagpipes, whisky shops, fudge shops, pubs, bars, restaurants, a castle, a palace,┬ámuseums, tour buses, tour guides and enough camera...
(Last Updated On: 18th March 2020)Did you know Edinburgh has a river running through it? Surprisingly, a lot of people don’t. And since it has the rather strange name The Water of Leith, you’d be excused for confusing it with a local utility company if you did happen to hear of it anyway.It wasn’t until a neighbour of...
(Last Updated On: 26th April 2021)Food Trucks are, thank goodness, still super poplar in Edinburgh. And just like their long established cousins the world over, they’ve long moved on from the roadside greasy spoon versions serving lard soaked burgers, chips and a Full English. Today what you’ll get is niche, superior quality food that is the brainchild of...
(Last Updated On: 22nd February 2020)Just this week, a co-worker told me she still hadn’t checked out The Pitt Streetfood Yard. And it got me wondering whether there were others in a similar state of the uninitiated or, quelle horreur, didn’t even know The Pitt existed. So I’ve rustled up this Edinburgh street food PSA.The Pitt Street Market...