You’re a long time deid. 

translation: Enjoy life, because once you’re dead you’re going to be that way for a long time.
Atop Arthur's Seat, highest hill in Edinburgh

Atop Arthur’s Seat, highest hill in Edinburgh


For many of us, Scotland feels achingly familiar and utterly foreign, all in the same day. Directions given in a charming accent lead us the wrong way and somehow it turns out right just the same. Rain for days on end leads us indoors where we eat well and drink even better. Kindness and strength of character vie with pragmatism and physical toughness in its people. Scotland is the sort of place you will want to return to.

Dispatches from Scotland

click to read about eating in Edinburgh

Local knowledge and a nose for great food and drink makes for a successful week in Edinburgh.


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