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Things you’ll only hear in ‘Embra’

Edinburgh is a city of marked contrasts and there are certain words and phrases that you are unlikely to hear anywhere else in Scotland. The contrast between the genteel New Town and the shadowy Old Town certainly fuelled the imagination of Robert Louis Stevenson. In fact, his famous tale Jekyll and Hyde is thought to

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Edinburgh in quotes

“The most beautiful of all the capitals of Europe.” As well as being Scotland’s capital city, Edinburgh is also the leading festival city in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But when you live and work in such an incredible city, it can sometimes be easy to take it for granted. So, we

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12 facts you might not know about Edinburgh

Here are twelve facts that you might not know about Edinburgh.   1) Edinburgh Castle sits on Castle Rock, a 700 million year old extinct volcano. At 1pm every day (except Sundays), the ‘One O’Clock Gun’ fires a shot from the castle. 2) The Royal Mile is actually one mile and 107 yards long. 3)

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