The Elephant House | Edinburgh J.K. Rowling sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

The Elephant House | Edinburgh J.K. Rowling sat writing much of her early novels in the back room overlooking Edinburgh Castle.

The five quirkiest vintage shops in Edinburgh

The five quirkiest vintage shops in Edinburgh

After many years of collecting and obsessing over vintage fashion Claire Paterson opened her vintage boutique ‘Those Were The Days’ in Stockbridge, Edinburgh in June 2011 .

Swanston (1950s)  The picturesque cottages at Swanston, with their thatched roofs and whitewashed walls, are unique in Edinburgh. At the end of the Second World War, the cottages were very basic with earth floors and no water and electricity. A particularly bad winter in 1947 left villagers cut off by huge snowdrifts. In 1956, nine of the cottages were converted into seven renovated dwellings. They were all Council houses until the 1970s, but they were all quickly snapped up when Right to…

Swanston (1950s) The picturesque cottages at Swanston, with their thatched roofs and whitewashed walls, are unique in Edinburgh. At the end of the Second World War, the cottages were very basic with earth floors and no water and electricity. A particularly bad winter in 1947 left villagers cut off by huge snowdrifts. In 1956, nine of the cottages were converted into seven renovated dwellings. They were all Council houses until the 1970s, but they were all quickly snapped up when Right to…

The novel recounts events on a few contiguous blocks in Edinburgh, Scotland during the two years before a massive asteroid crashes into Earth in 2017. Its impact causes a catastrophic event roughly comparable to the collision widely credited with the Great Extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, and it wipes out Europe and much of North America.

The Casualties by Nick Holdstock Review

The novel recounts events on a few contiguous blocks in Edinburgh, Scotland during the two years before a massive asteroid crashes into Earth in 2017. Its impact causes a catastrophic event roughly comparable to the collision widely credited with the Great Extinction at the end of the Cretaceous period, and it wipes out Europe and much of North America.

Scotland - Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults - Abandoned for more than 200 years - the underground tunnels and vaults were rediscovered in the 1980's. Many locals can tell you a story or two about the ghostly occurrences at this location.

Scotland - Edinburgh (South Bridge) Vaults - Abandoned for more than 200 years - the underground tunnels and vaults were rediscovered in the 1980's. Many locals can tell you a story or two about the ghostly occurrences at this location.

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