What The Dickins: History

Looking for Rabbie in Edinburgh
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Known as Scotland’s most famous poet, there are more monuments and memorials dedicated to Robert Burns than any other writer in the world. Though not from Edinburgh, the Bard of Ayrshire made his mark on both the streets and the people of the capital. There are many ways to toast…

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4 Strange Tales of Old Edinburgh
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Edinburgh’s Old Town is known for its beautifully dramatic landscape and colourful history. Centuries ago, the citizens of old Edinburgh were notoriously superstitious, and therefore, the city was rife with ghostly tales and witch trials. With “guising” (a Scottish term for trick-or-treating) season nearly upon us, it seems appropriate to…

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