Edinburgh: the city that sold its soul for beer and cr@p student comedy

Living in Edinburgh, Lothian, Scotland

I live in Edinburgh, and I actually quite like it here. The problem with Edinburgh is it doesn’t really like itself, and so has decided to sell its soul to try and find some meaning to its existence. Once upon a time it was the proud home of the Scottish Enlightenment, a bastion of the […]

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Blindwells, East Lothian – you need to be blind to move here!

Living in Blindwells, East Lothian, Scotland

Blindwells is a new town currently under construction in East Lothian, Scotland. The first homes are due to open later this year, a total of 3000 homes are being built. The name blindwells comes from the term ‘well son, you need to be blind to move here!’. The land was used by nature, swans, birds […]

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Prestonpans residents, they’re the most miserable lot in East Lothian

Living in Prestopans, Scotland

Prestonpans or as locals say ‘the Paaans’ has got to be the most miserable lot in east Lothian. The people here are half baked, miserable, bitter, and as sour faced as Andrew Lloyd Webber licking on a nettle. The gossip mongering is off the scale -men and women and nobody has a life. Everyone exists […]

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Edinburgh, the city centre is OK-ish the surrounding areas are awful

Living in Edinburgh

While the city centre of Edinburgh is OKish the surrounding areas are just awful. Mind you having lived bang in the city centre for a while in a flat made into bedsits full of drunks who broke the door off of the toilet / bathroom I wouldn’t want to live there ever again. There was […]

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The Honest Travel Guide to Edinburgh

Living in Edinburgh, Scotland

The centre of Edinburgh functions as a Scottish themed Disney land tourist trap, serving up popular Scottish myths. Having no other value than fleecing foreign tourists, there are 5 B&Bs, 2 youth hostels and a hotel on every street with a ready supply of bullshit and marketing this became the sole industry of the city. […]

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Bathgate, A pleasant sounding place? Don’t be fooled

Living in Bathgate, West Lothian

Living and going to school in Bathgate there is no getting away from it. **** ARE EVERYWHERE!!! Perhaps one of the worst infected areas is Boghall. Yes Boghall. A pleasant sounding place? Don’t be fooled by it’s pleasant name. This place is a real ********. I’m convinced the water is infected in a CABIN FEVER […]

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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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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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