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Marieke Suzanne Bal

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History of Edinburgh
Founded in 7th century (731)
Originally a hill fort
Scottish Reformation/Enlightenment
Scottish Parliament
1998: Scotland Act
Interesting facts
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Alexander Graham Bell
JK Rowling
Edinburgh festival
University of Edinburgh
Sean Connery
Things to do in Edinburgh
Visit Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat
Royal Yacht Britannia
National Museum of Scotland
Typical Scottish things
Location of Edinburgh
There it is!
Edinburgh nicknames: Athens of the North", "Auld Reekie", "Edina"
medieval Edinburgh
Double-reed instrument
Difficult to play
Sort of a flute

The Highland Games
Way of celebrating Scottish and Celtic culture
more than 100 games a year
games consist of 7 disciplines
games around athletics and sports
..and shortbread
The end!
A little bit about Scotland
Northern part of the UK
Capital: Edinburgh
Language: Scottish English
Population: about 5.000.000
And what about Edinburgh?
Edinburgh hosts biggest New Year street party in the world; Hogmanay
Population: ca. 495.000
Location: At the coast
The old city part of Edinburgh is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Claimed the title UNESCO City of Literature in 2004
Plus, Edinburgh has 4 universities;
The University of Edinburgh (nr. 21 in the top-50 of best universities)
Heriot-Watt University
Napier University
Queen Margaret University
Always nice to know.
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