Entries by Edinburgh Walks

“The sun has got his hat on….”

Edinburgh in the sun is a beautiful thing. People cast off their winter woolies and expose their pale skin to the big orange ball in the sky, even in March. Whilst out in Edinburgh this weekend, I took some photographs to show my city in a better light. Enjoy! This is Edinburgh Castle from the […]

Edinburgh’s Stockbridge is a turophile’s paradise

I have to admit to being a turophile. According to The Collins English Dictionary Turophile : (noun) a person who loves cheese. Stockbridge is a old village now within the northern centre of the City of Edinburgh that has a somewhat bohemian atmosphere and is a much sought after place to live. Every time I […]

Beat Boxes

As I take my guided walks around the city – see www.edinburghwalks.com – I cannot fail to regularly come across cast iron buildings which have been on our streets since before World War II. It had been proposed to place these Police Beat Boxes around the city to allow Officers to ‘parade and retire’ whilst […]

Did Mary go to Mr Lamb?

Sunshine on Leith indeed! As we are now well and truly into Spring in Scotland’s capital city, I went down to our port recently for a wander. The changes in Leith have been sweeping in the last 30 years. The old Georgian and Victorian dwellings that were in some semblance of disrepair have been getting […]

Heroism, Cannibalism and the North West Passage

I have written before about The Dean Cemetery, to the rear of The Dean Gallery in Edinburgh. It is an interesting place and many of those that lie peacefully here have a fascinating past, most from Georgian and Victorian society. Passing through last week – as one of the walks available from www.edinburghwalks.com – I came […]

Golf in Leith & Edinburgh

Scotland is the undisputed home of golf. The exact origins are not known, but it is recorded that golf had to be banned in 1457 as it interfered with archery practice. But it was James IV of Scotland who took up the sport around 1505 giving it the royal stamp of approval and it is reported that […]

Grave Matters

Edinburgh and Leith have retained many of the graveyards that were used to bury their dead over many centuries and these are fascinating places to visit. On all of the walks I lead, I visit at least one graveyard as the story of their inhabitants are  interesting and informative, giving an idea of how people lived and died in […]