Here in Edinburgh we have a unique way of telling the time, at precisely 1300 everyday (exuding Sundays) we fire a cannon from the castles ramparts. The tradition began in 1861 to provide ships in the Firth of Forth with an audible time signal.
From the EEN
THE Capital traditionally lags “smiles” behind Glasgow in the friendliness stakes – but not any more.
Tourist bible Conde Nast Traveller has named Edinburgh as the third most welcoming city in the world – while Scotland’s largest metropolis failed to make the cut.
Based on more than a million votes cast by nearly 77,000 readers, the magazine’s ranking scored cities on a five-point scale – running from excellent to poor – and across criteria including location, political perception, size and language barriers.
Edinburgh has emerged with top marks, trailing only the Irish city of Cork and Asheville in the US state of North Carolina.
And contrary to the long-held belief that they are more reserved and distant than counterparts elsewhere, locals here were described as “extremely friendly” in the prestigious guide.
Full Article here
Welcoming unless you rub Greyfriars Bobby… then, well we may yell at you. 😉
Aye, the trams are back, will not bleather on about that, but the front page of the Edinburgh Evening News is well ….. make up your own mind/