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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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Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on Glasgow, Scotland’s largest with a population of about 600,000 and a history dating back about 1500 years to the time of St. Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow.

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Scotland’s Tree of the Year 2015

This evening my post has an arboreal theme.

In course of a recent visit to Glasgow University I encountered a decorated oak near to Kelvin Way in the Kelvingrove area.

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