Also, this is Edinburgh and supposedly "The Most Haunted City in Britain". Or maybe it was the world. Me and Robin just went on a ghost tour where a woman in a black cloak leads you to the vaults 4 flights below the city, telling stories by candlelight about public hangings and one armed ghosts. So... I'm a little jumpy lately.
In all seriousness (mom and dad)- there is a security guard sitting at the only door of the building that everyone has to sign in and out with. It feels very secure.
One option to get home from the studio involves crossing the gorgeous Royal Mile to the South Bridge and then up to Leith Walk.
As one of my favorite Rotarians, Vicki Radel, told me: they wash the streets of Edinburgh every night. Even though the city is layered with the dust and dirt and wear and tear of many centuries, it looks fresh and clean every morning.
West Bow Street