Auld Reekie

Before Edinburgh was being lauded as the ‘Athens of the North’, it contended with a less savoury reputation. The Auld Reekie, as Edinburgh is sometimes still affectionately called, means ‘Old Smokey’ in the Scots dialect. Although the city is now renowned for its architectural splendour and beautiful natural surroundings, things were quite different in theContinue reading “Auld Reekie”