ON my last day in Scotland, and with no plans to keep, I spent the afternoon wandering around Edinburgh between the rain storms that drifted across the city every hour or so.
When the clouds cleared, and the rays of the weak winter sun were able to find the ground, I headed outside to explore new neighbourhoods and when the rain returned I retreated inside to visit museums and browse shops.
Edinburgh is a delightful destination, stylish and stately, with the elevated Old Town and lower New Town to explore on foot with hidden lanes, empty alleyways, and busy streets ready to be explored.
There’s also a large register of architectural styles to savour from grand castles and palaces to Georgian townhouses in the New Town and Elizabethan dwellings in the hidden corners of the Old Town.
Not a bad way to spend a day.