Category: Edinburgh Napier University

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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 ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Official Edinburgh Castle Visit

The Edinburgh castle is something everyone should see if they are fortunate enough to visit Edinburgh, Scotland. The reason why is because there is so much history and beauty all intertwined all in one, colossal structure. I could not believe it all when I went there. It was overwhelming. One of the courses I am ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Dogs in Britain

It has come to my attention that in Edinburgh, Scotland, as well as the rest of the United Kingdom, people really like their dogs. I am almost certain that most people in Scotland refer to their dogs as companions more often than Americans do. There is an overwhelming amount of dogs on the street. They ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Arthur’s Seat

Last evening was a very brisk one and was scheduled to have a full moon so my flat mate, Katie, and I decided to climb Arthur’s Seat. Arthur’s seat is a big rock formation which can be perfectly described as smaller than a mountain, but larger than a hill. It fits directly in the middle ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: Portobello Beach

Portobello Beach in Edinburgh, Scotland is the most gorgeous beach I have ever seen. I have never seen so much bright blue water or have walked such fine sand in my entire life. Even though that sounds very cliché, it is true. It is still relatively nice here in Southern Scotland despite what I first ...

Corrine Mcandrews: Music in Edinburgh

Music in Edinburgh seems to be of high importance and abundance, much more so than in Philadelphia. Philadelphia is a large city with music festivals and events occurring frequently, but not so much daily. In Edinburgh, you can hear live music every single night. Street performers fill the Royal Mile and Princes Street during the ...

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Corrine Mcandrews: A Month Already

I am completely sick and it’s my flat mate’s fault. All the people living in the student accommodation are sick. It’s horrible, but thankfully I’m sick while living in a beautiful city. I have been trying to see the bright side of things. I have been trying to stay optimistic. It has been a struggle ...