Edinburgh

For those who know the jewel in eastern Scotland’s crown Edinburgh is fond to many. An historic and picturesque capital city, steeped in heritage and culture, ‘Auld Reekie’ really is a fantastic place throughout the year – especially during the later summer months when the world famous International and Fringe festivals descend… a time I […]

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Dalkeith

I have been in Dalkeith for 2 years. It’s quite an interesting town with a lot of history – a traditional Scottish small town – but it’s also an unquestionable **** town. If you spend any time in Dalkeith, you’ll see there is no sense of style or refinement here. The **** way of dressing […]

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh has perhaps the most visually attractive city centre in Britain and is generally perceived as a cosmopolitan place. In my view this is 50% correct, but I want to show you the other half. That is – of grim council estates, boy racers, teenage gangs, £1.99 cider and assorted drug/alchohol problems. The city centre […]

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Mayfield in Scotland is like the seventh circle of Dante’s hell

Living in Mayfield, Scotland

Well, a bit of history is required first, methinks. Mayfield, just south of Dalkeith, nestles between the A68 and the A7 south. It was originally built, in the sixties, as overspill housing for the colliery workers of nearby Newtongrange, as well as to provide the workforce for a small but relatively successful industrial estate. Sadly, […]

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