Category: Edinburgh Napier University

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Corrine Mcandrews: Glasgow Part 2

When I think of Glasgow, I think of a booming Scottish city. I picture factories and the remains of what was once an industrial hub. I picture an enormous amount of musicians playing in the street and an incomparable type of culture to Edinburgh. I see more working class people in Glasgow than in Edinburgh ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Glasgow Part 1

Glasgow is the largest city in all of Scotland population wise. It is also the most modern, especially when compared next to the old city of Edinburgh. While Edinburgh has beautiful old, limestone buildings, Glasgow has more modern architectural buidlings made from more recently used materials. Glasgow overall has a more city vibe. Edinburgh is ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Guy Fawkes Day

Remember, remember the fifth of November. This catchy little saying was chanted countless times today throughout Edinburgh as well as throughout other parts of England. Apparently the fifth of November is the day that the United Kingdom pay tribute to a failed terroristic attempt on the English Parliament. A man by the name Guy Fawkes, ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Samhain

Edinburgh celebrated Samhain, the Celtic Halloween festival tonight. A fire festival was held on High Street, the street also known as the Royal mile. Dancers ran along the streets of Old City carrying lighted torches just as the Gaels did in Scottish history. The dancers preformed around the Royal Mile in a traditional Halloween manner, ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: The Hairy Coo

The Highlands of Scotland are said to be the less fertile land of the country, but they are beautiful country, filled with fascinating colors and plant life suitable for any painter’s next project. Contrasting greens and oranges and reds filled the landscape when I went to visit for a day. It was a foggy and ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: After the Fact

Even after the referendum on September eighteenth, the Scottish people who were hoping for a Yes vote continue to hope for independence. People everywhere are still wearing their Yes pins to show support. They have not given up yet. Many people are still campaigning, educating the other people as to why independence is necessary for ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Caulton Hill

There is too much to do here in Edinburgh. There is so much to do as a tourist or visitor, but there are certain things a tourist must do before leaving. One of the more beautiful and peaceful tourist attractions to see is Caulton Hill. The hustle and bustle of city life can be quite ...