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Birthday Lunch In Edinburgh, Contini Style

Well, I reached the age on my birthday, earlier this year, where I now qualify for a Scottish National Entitlement Card. The so-called, Saltire Card, enables me to travel for free on buses throughout Scotland. As a bonus, also on the trams in Edinburgh. I used my birthday present from the council to travel free […]

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The Scottish Café & Restaurant, Edinburgh

My wife and I had the great pleasure of dining, recently, at The Scottish Café & Restaurant. It nestles beneath the Scottish National Gallery on The Mound, just off Princes Street in Edinburgh. Opened in 2009, this sustainable restaurant is supplied by over 70 Scottish artisan traders. Anyway, “How was your experience?”, I hear you […]

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Seal Concert @ The Usher Hall, Edinburgh

My wife and I spent a great night out together at a concert on 10 February 2018. We went to see, award-winning English singer/songwriter, Seal. The venue; the beautiful Edwardian building, known as The Usher Hall, in Edinburgh, Scotland. This is Scotland’s only five-star concert hall, boasting amazing acoustics, and has hosted concerts since 1914. […]

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Punjabi Junction. The Little Royal Blue Café!

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Newhaven Village & Harbour. A Potted History!

Just a short distance from where I live, lies the pretty village and harbour of Newhaven. Newhaven is a district in the City of Edinburgh, Scotland, lying between Leith and Granton, about 2 miles north of the city centre. Formerly a village and harbour on the Firth of Forth, it boasts a population of around 5,000, […]

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Granton Harbour. A Potted History!

Granton Harbour, Edinburgh, lies to the north of the city. Here’s a potted history. Enjoy! Construction Granton Harbour dates back to the 1800’s. Its construction began in June 1837 and the central pier was opened on 28 June 1838. Sounds familiar? This was the date of the coronation of Queen Victoria. The 5th Duke of […]