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Edinburgh is Scotland's old but new cosmopolitan, breathtaking capital. Famous for its medieval Old Town Style with gardens and neoclassical buildings. Looming over the city is The Stunningly Beautiful Edinburgh Castle, which is home to Scotland’s crown jewels and the Stone of Destiny that was used in the coronation of Scottish rulers.
Edinburgh is, in fact, the birthplace of Scrooge. Whilst on a visit to Edinburgh University, Charles Dickens took a stroll to kill time. Ending up in the Canongate Kirkyard, he stumbled upon the grave of “Ebenezer Scroggie – Mealman). Dickens, in a mild dyslexic state, read the gravestone as Ebenezer Scrooge – Meanman. The author’s imagination led him to stew over how this man had deserved such a title in death, and thus the legend of Ebenezer Scrooge was born.
One of the penguins at Edinburgh zoo is knighted and is the official mascot of the Norwegian royal guard. Yes, we know, we couldn’t believe it either. The penguin’s full official title is Brigadier Sir Nils Olav and he is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Norwegian King’s Guard.
etting off scot-free, originated when a schoolboy shot a soldier in Edinburgh. It was a public holiday, and everyone had the day off, except for the schoolboys who had to be educated. As a state of protest, some of the schoolboys barricaded their bedrooms and refused to go to school. When the army stepped in to calm things down, a young schoolboy picked up a gun and killed a soldier. Fortunately for the boy, he was a lord’s son and therefore no punishment was given.
Edinburgh had the world’s first fire brigade. In 1824, led by James Braidwood, the world’s first municipal fire service was formed. After a series of devastating fires in the Old Town of Edinburgh, the fire brigade was formed.