Burns Night in Edinburgh

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(Last Updated On: 16th January 2020)Before I moved to Edinburgh I had never heard of Burns Night, but I soon learnt it’s a...

Deacon Brodie – The Secret Criminal Life of an Edinburgh Cabinet Maker

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(Last Updated On: 21st September 2019)Edinburgh is a city with more than its fair share of tales of notorious criminals and nefarious goings...

Edinburgh’s Greatest Minds

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(Last Updated On: 27th July 2021) If I were to write about Scotland’s greatest minds, this would be a very, very long post. So...

The Scott Monument – the history bit

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(Last Updated On: 19th July 2019)I know it’s supposed to be referred to as The Scott Monument, but its nickname – The Gothic...

The Water of Leith Walkway – the history bit

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(Last Updated On: 14th February 2019)Have you read my post on cycling The Water of Leith? Of course you have. Good good. Well...

Patrick Geddes – Edinburgh’s First Greenie?

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(Last Updated On: 24th July 2021)Look up Patrick Geddes and you’ll no doubt see a distinguished list of accreditations; town planner, biologist, sociologist,...

Greyfriar’s Bobby – the ultimate loyal companion

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(Last Updated On: 6th January 2018) If you hadn’t heard of Greyfriar’s Bobby before you visited Edinburgh, odds are pretty high that by the time you...

The Witches of Edinburgh

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(Last Updated On: 10th January 2019)In much of Edinburgh’s centre, it’s impossible to walk more than a few steps without falling over a...

Edinburgh Police Boxes

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(Last Updated On: 21st January 2019)If I say ‘Tardis’ what’s the first thing that pops into your head? A certain iconic doctor and...