Kevin McKenna on why Edinburgh will prosper again

11 April 2009 23:01
After its financial meltdown, Edinburgh is riddled with self-doubt, but it still has much to celebrateOf what use to us, we Glasgow state secondary pupils, was a ticket to the Scotland v England rugby international at Murrayfield? The free tickets, provided by a naive, young, rugby-loving PE teacher, were part of his losing battle to persuade us to play this alien sport so beloved of private school games masters everywhere. There was only one solution: a first-ever journey to Edinburgh where the streets were paved with shortbread and where, we had been told, the locals, never normally eager to part with hard poppy, would none the less pay over the odds for the tickets we possessed. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian