Only in Edinburgh by Duncan J.D. Smith

5 Contents Contents Introduction 9 OLD TOWN 1 Secrets of Edinburgh Castle 11 2 Witches, Warriors and Wells 14 3 Lady Short’s Camera Obscura 16 4 A World Famous Festival 18 5 By Living We Learn 20 6 The Land that Time Forgot 22 7 Tellers of Tales 24 8 The Bank on the Mound 26 9 Twenty Four Million Pieces of Print 28 10 The Last Public Execution 30 11 Close Encounters on the Royal Mile 32 12 Edinburgh’s Unusual Cathedral 35 13 What’s Left of the Luckenbooths? 37 14 Sustenance in Strange Places 39 15 The Moving History of the Mercat Cross 41 16 A Warehouse Full of Scottish Art 43 17 All Change at Waverley 45 18 More Close Encounters on the Royal Mile 47 19 Growing Up through the Ages 50 20 A Hidden Medieval Relic 52 21 Martyrs, Soldiers and Shoemakers 54 22 Scotland’s Religious Revolutionary 56 23 The Modern Knights of St. John 58 24 Edinburgh in Eight Objects 60 25 A Slice of Edinburgh Life 62 26 The Coachman’s Stone and Other Burials 64 27 Old Town Secret Gardens 66 28 A Poem in Glass and Stone 68 29 Parliaments Old and New 70 30 From High School to Low Carbon 72 31 The Dovecot Tapestry Weavers 74

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