Isle of Skye

Scotland – Love at first sight (gaol aig a ‘chiad shealladh)

The 18th century, witnessed a reversal in the city’s fortunes as its council leaders and great thinkers of the Enlightenment restyled Edinburgh as ‘the Athens of the North’. As Athens had been a center for ancient learning, New Town Edinburgh now flaunted its credentials as a world leader for academic discipline, reasoning and discovery.