Jane of George Street

Jane of George Street It wasn’t just her figure that rendered her unusual. Her clothes, while regal and well-kept, were incredibly out of date. By Liana Paraschaki  I was walking down George Street just the other day, hoping to get some cigars, when I suddenly noticed just ahead of me,…

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The Swarthy Smith of the Socks

The Swarthy Smith of the Socks “Let us place a bet. I will bet you three hundred marks that I will make something for the next fair, that nothing you can make within the same time could ever surpass.” By Liana Paraschaki Once a month, the city of Edinburgh witnesses…

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The Witch and Warlock of the West Bow

The Witch and Warlock of the West Bow One fateful Sunday morning, the church community was to bear witness to an event most peculiar, and their beloved West Bow Saint would never be the same again. By Rebecca Brown Major Thomas Weir was a good and well-respected Christian, and a…

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King David and the White Stag

King David and the White Stag This story goes right back almost 900 years to 1127 during the reign of King David I. Back then, what we know as the spacious, grassy Holyrood Park at the foot of Arthur’s Seat was actually a royal hunting forest. Words by Graeme JohncockIllustration…

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The Headless Drummer Boy

The Headless Drummer Boy ...round and round and round, rat-tat-tatting on his drum. On closer inspection, frightened castle servants would observe that the unknown young boy had no head. By Rebecca Brown Edinburgh is a city of ghosts. You wouldn't be hard-pressed to find haunting stories in the capital of…

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