The Water of Leith is a designated urban wildlife site running through the city, with woods and wildflowers, herons, kingfishers and even roe deer. Recently, a pair of otters were spotted onthis hidden 12-mile walkway from Balerno to Leith docks. There are plenty of access points, but the section I walk most often starts at the Water of Leith Visitor Centre in Slateford. From there, head towards Leith, passing through charming Dean Village with its converted mills and a dramatic bridge
BUFFALO BILL Dennistoun Village BACK in October 1891, famed Wild West showman William F Cody, aka Buffalo Bill, spent four months in the city when he brought his travelling show to the East End Exhibition Building, off Duke Street.
When RMS Titanic sank on April 15, 1912, some 1517 people died. Many were from London, New York or other cosmopolitan cities, but the loss was felt particularly hard by a Parish in a tiny village in Ireland. 14 of the residents of the tiny village of Lahardane (pop 500) in Mayo, + 2 crew members, originally from Lahardane sailed on the Titanic, April 1912. When she sank only 3 of the 14 from Lahardane survived, making this the single most disastrous place associated with the Titanic Story.