Edinburgh was quite spectacular, and we were given a tour by a bearded Scotsman with an
accent so thick you could cut it with a knife. He was quite a character!
Flirted a lot with the women on the trip, although I don't think any of them found out
what he wears under his kilt. He pointed out some of the details of the traditional
Scottish costume, including the knife worn in one of the socks and the purpose of
the small bag that is carried around the waist.
He first gave us a tour around Edinburgh, where he explained the history behind the
city and told some anecdotes about the town. One of the more interesting ones was
about Greyfriar Bobby, the name of a small scottish terrier that stayed by his masters
grave when he died in 1858, until the dog itself died in 1872, some 14 years later.
There is actually a statue of the dog in the town outside of a pub with the same name.
Another story he told was about Deacon Brodies Tavern. Deacon Brodie was a man
who was famous for putting up a respectable front during much of the time, but became a
gambling, womanizing wild man in the evenings. He was apparently the inspiration for
the story of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde", written by Robert Lewis Stevenson
A few other anecdotes: