Edinburgh vs Glasgow

Just read Dan Savage’s take on Edinburgh versus Glasgow in an old Travel and Leisure. Seems about right…

“For me, the difference between Scotland’s two leading cities can be summed up in two images. I spent one day in Edinburgh, and along the Royal Mile I saw bagpipers on every street corner, turned out in full Scottish regalia and playing traditional tunes while American and Japanese tourists snapped pictures. Back in Glasgow, shopping on Argyle Street, I saw a black girl in cargo pants and an Adidas windbreaker playing the bagpipes, flipping her braided hair in time with the music. Clusters of old ladies in cloth coats sat on nearby benches and smiled.”

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