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Adam Smith Statue, Royal Mile, Edinburgh.

About 4.0m people visit Edinburgh each year the vast majority of which will explore the famous Royal Mile near the top of which is a statue of Adam Smith which stands close to St Giles’ Cathedral. Unfortunately, only a tiny fraction of these visitors will have heard of Adam Smith who was, arguably, the first economist and whose writings were instrumental in policies which generated huge wealth and personal liberty through free trade from the 19th century onwards right through to modern-day. There is another monument to Smith in form of a grave-maker near the bottom of the Royal Mile in the burial ground of Canongate Kirk.

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Shiloh, Owl at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings at Edinburgh Airport and drove to the East Lothian region around Aberlady, which sits on the south coast of the Firth of Forth. This is a popular golfing location.

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Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

Royal Mile, Edinburgh, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile, a popular visitor site with many and varied places of interest.

The Royal Mile is a partly pedestrianised thoroughfare which comprises a succession of streets in the Old Town and stretches between Edinburgh Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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