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Suddenly wet floor in bedroom in rented apartment

My wife lives in a rented apartment in Edinburgh. For several weeks, she's heard dripping in her bedroom intermittently, but didn't really think much of it, until last night, when she woke up to a soaked carpet. [more inside]
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike on Oct 4, 2014 - 8 answers

Buying a home in the UK

My partner and I are looking into the possibility of buying a home in Edinburgh. We're originally from the U.S., and some of the differences have us mystified. Help us out? Specifics inside. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Sep 25, 2014 - 18 answers

What should we do in Edinburgh Monday morning?

We've got until 1:45pm tomorrow in Edinburgh. I feel like we've hit most of the obvious sights. What else should we do? [more inside]
posted by Jasper Fnorde on May 25, 2014 - 8 answers

Scotland by day trip train from Edinburgh?

I'll be spending a week in Edinburgh in late October. I absolutely love train travel and I'd like to take as may day trips by train as possible over the week. The only requirement is that the trips have me back by 8 or 9pm every evening. Are there week or day train passes I can buy that will let me hop on and off? Any routes that you suggest? For instance there seem to be a number of rail lines to get from Edinburgh to Glasgow, is that right? Are there some rail lines/trips that are better for tourists than others? Also, what is the best way to keep track of the routes and timetables?
posted by tigeri on Sep 8, 2013 - 11 answers

Finding a solicitor in Edinburgh.

I am an American moving to Edinburgh soon from the Netherlands, and I want to begin speaking with a solicitor about what steps I need to take to prepare to purchase a home within the next year (or even sooner if possible). I need someone who has experience working with foreigners. I want to work with someone who is knowledgeable and a straightforward communicator. A personal recommendation from someone with prior experience buying or selling in Scotland would be helpful. Any agencies or individuals that you had a good experience with?
posted by Bluestocking Southerner on Jun 29, 2013 - 1 answer

Tell us the secrets of Edinburgh!

We’re moving to Edinburgh in the fall. We’re terribly excited, and have dozens of questions, so please answer as many or few as you feel like. Our special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
posted by kyrademon on Jun 20, 2013 - 17 answers

Ideas to market a guided tour?

I'm helping a friend start up a small guided tour company and am looking for ideas to market it. [more inside]
posted by aisforal on May 15, 2013 - 6 answers

Edinburgh in August?

We are headed to the UK in late July and plan to go to Scotland for about 9 days in early August. I just realized that Edinburgh will be in the midst of its festival season in August and my partner is now thinking maybe it will be unbearably crowded and expensive, and we should avoid it on this trip. Is Edinburgh doable in August if you don't particularly like crowds? Are there ways to lessen the pain? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Apr 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Are the comedy clubs The Stand NYC & The Stand in Edinburgh affiliated?

The Stand has been a long-running comedy club and Edinburgh Fringe Festival venue, first in Edinburgh, Scotland, and with later-opened branches in Glasgow and Newcastle upon Tyne. I noticed that there is now a New York City-based comedy club and restaurant called The Stand NYC. I didn't see any indication on the websites of either club that there was a connection. Is this an example of the use of a trade name in another national jurisdiction?
posted by larrybob on Feb 1, 2013 - 2 answers

Can anyone recommend a therapist or accredited counsellor in Edinburgh?

Asking for a friend. Ideally I'd like to find a well-established mainstream psychotherapist with experience of both acute and long term treatment and support of adult patient with depression. CBT, integrative and/or psychodynamic modes, and with a positive view of integrating with NHS services. Ideally also with reduced rates for low incomes, but this isn't vital. I know about the COSCA list, but am trying to get a recommendation based on opinion or experience. Thanks in advance.
posted by cromagnon on Jan 29, 2013 - 3 answers

Best meat in Scotland?

Can anyone recommend a butchers/game dealers in Edinburgh (Scotland)? Or if there's a really special one anywhere else along the Edinburgh-Glasgow corridor, or up to Perth?
posted by cromagnon on Nov 22, 2012 - 4 answers

What to do in these two great UK cities on two great holidays?

Halloween (Edinburgh) and Bonfire Night (London) in the UK for the first time! I would like your suggestions. [more inside]
posted by gohabsgo on Oct 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Help me plan the final details of our Scottish honeymoon!

My almost-husband and I are leaving for our Scottish honeymoon in less than a week. Hooray! I think I've finally nailed down most of the details—after many, many hours of scouring the Interwebs—but I do have some things I'm hoping that the Mefites over the pond or seasoned UK travelers can help me with. Mostly transit-based questions within (warning: I'm one of those people who absolutely must plan these kinds of ridiculous details in advance, to prevent myself from stressing out and becoming a complete nutjob), but also a few less-important (but more fun) bonus questions, just because. [more inside]
posted by divisjm on Sep 4, 2012 - 24 answers

What can I do with a weekday morning in Edinburgh?

I'm arriving at Edinburgh airport at 7.45am on a weekday, and taking a train from Edinburgh Waverley at 1.30pm on the same day. What can I do or see in Edinburgh (including getting breakfast somewhere) and ensure I catch my train at 1.30pm? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by lizabeth on Aug 7, 2012 - 19 answers

Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes?

Is it feasible to get from Edinburgh airport to Waverley Station in an hour and fifteen minutes? We're arriving on a flight from the Republic of Ireland. Perfectly happy to pay whatever is necessary. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jul 15, 2012 - 15 answers

Please overfestivalise me!

Edinburgh festival filter: 7 whole days. Where to start? [more inside]
posted by superfish on Jul 4, 2012 - 7 answers

Weird me out in Edinburgh

Last time you helped weird me out in London. Now help me go beyond the usual tourist activities up north in Edinburgh, please. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Jun 20, 2012 - 17 answers

Help me watch Eurovision in public in Edinburgh

ScotlandFilter: Help me watch Eurovision tomorrow. I'm in Edinburgh for the weekend for a friend's wedding. I have Saturday night free, and I'd love to be able to find a pub where I can watch Eurovision in all its bizarre glory. I know almost nothing about the town, though--can anyone suggest a place to me?
posted by Mr. Bad Example on May 25, 2012 - 6 answers

Easter brunch in Edinburgh?

We want to have Easter brunch in Edinburgh this year. Where to go? [more inside]
posted by laskagirl on Apr 1, 2012 - 12 answers

Can I rent a car - one-way - from the Isle of Skye to Edinburgh?

I am planning an April trip to Scotland and would like to take the West Highland train from Glasgow to Mallaig/Skye. Arriving in Skye, I would like to rent a car. Problem is, I would like to return to Edinburgh through Glencoe or Loch Lomond, and enjoy the flexibility that comes along with having your own car, rather than take the bus. Can I rent a one way car between Skye and Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by eirelander on Mar 12, 2012 - 3 answers

Logistics around Edinburgh, London and Paris

Some special snowflake-traveler logistics questions about 12 days in London, Edinburgh and maybe a minute in Paris. [more inside]
posted by jdl on Feb 6, 2012 - 12 answers

occupy comfort

Where are there current, thriving Occupy encampments? [more inside]
posted by aniola on Jan 24, 2012 - 34 answers

No haggis drop?

How should I spend New Years Eve in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by jeffburdges on Dec 18, 2011 - 9 answers

Do you know a good meditation class in Edinburgh?

Do you know a good beginner meditation class in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by 6am on May 31, 2011 - 3 answers

Scotland Itinerary Planning

Scotland vacation help needed, please. We have the itinerary, now we just need suggestions on the best things to do! We'll be visiting Edinburgh, Inverness, and Glasgow. [more inside]
posted by smalls on Apr 15, 2011 - 16 answers

Vacation in Scotland

Bonehead and I are going to Scotland in July, and will be starting in Edinburgh and culminating in a singing session in Cullerlie, near Aberdeen. On the way I'd like to see the Highlands, Skye or maybe Oban. My question is twofold: what awesome things can Scottish Mefites suggest to us to do between July 15th and 23rd, and 2) any appetite for a meetup?
posted by LN on Mar 16, 2011 - 9 answers

How do you satisfy financial travel visa requirements when you're a poor college student?

UK Travel VisaFilter: There is a possibility that I might leave the US and attempt to get a post-graduate degree at the University of Edinburgh.... [more inside]
posted by donquixote on Jan 13, 2011 - 8 answers

What to do in Edinburgh for a geek / otaku ?

What to do in Edinburgh for a geek / otaku ? [more inside]
posted by bussiere on Sep 25, 2010 - 4 answers

Interesting things to do, see, or MeFi folks to meet up with in Edinburgh

Looking for suggestions for things to do in or around Edinburgh, Scotland or any interesting MeFi folks up for a meetup this week or weekend? [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Sleeping rough at the Fringe

I'm looking for suggestions on good places to camp during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. [more inside]
posted by chmmr on Jul 13, 2010 - 3 answers

Buying a baby gift from away.

Gift-Filter - Please recommend a shop in Edinburgh that I can buy a tasteful new baby gift online that will deliver in a little over a week. [more inside]
posted by typewriter on Nov 15, 2009 - 6 answers

Quiet places to study in Edinburgh?

Quiet pubs and cafes for a student to study in Edinburgh [more inside]
posted by tyris33 on Sep 27, 2009 - 8 answers

Lake District via train

Will be taking train from Edinburgh to the Lake District and staying there one night before I take another train to London. Which part of the Lakes should I visit (and how), that will provide maximum convenience and gorgeousness? [more inside]
posted by swimmingly on Jul 23, 2009 - 10 answers

Magic Bus or not so much?

How easy or hard is it to travel from London to Edinburgh on either train or bus when compared to a quick flight as an option? Is the experience worth the time and how does the cost versus hassle play out?
posted by Freedomboy on Jun 10, 2009 - 22 answers

To London and Edinburgh, and back!

London to Edinburgh and back! Why is it so damn expensive? [more inside]
posted by chunking express on Apr 1, 2009 - 11 answers

Vegetarian meals in Edinburgh

Eating out with quality vegetarian options in central Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by fearnothing on Feb 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Clever ways to raise more money at a charity music night

I'm based in Scotland, and looking for clever ways to raise more money for a charity music show I am putting on. A decent number of people should be coming (100?) but not sure how many of them will donate before the night, I'd like to have a few things on the night to make sure I get around everyone to give them the chance to help, especially as I am not doing something super-challenging like running a marathon or skydiving etc. so am in no physical danger. At the moment the biggest danger is being dressed like a pirate singing backstreet boys songs (crazy voters!) [more inside]
posted by equality7-2521 on Feb 18, 2009 - 4 answers

She might have been a Mary-Sue

Help me identify a novel about a female student in Edinburgh, her boyfriend with acne scars (referred to as 'my soft-scarred angel') who used to buy her nice underwear, and some kind of traumatic event in her past (either parental or some kind of mental trauma) that kept coming back to affect her. It was printed in the '90s and googling the details I know brings up nothing! [more inside]
posted by mippy on Jan 10, 2009 - 6 answers

La Vie en London

Help me plan some activities for our honeymoon in London and Edinburgh. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Sep 4, 2008 - 20 answers

I am getting rickets!

The girlfriend and I cannot take another mm of rain in Scotland. We want to go somewhere hot (europe...anywhere!...hot!) for 4-5 nights (leaving tomorrow) but cannot find anywhere helpful to book a place to go. Please... help... somebody.... impulsive.. to find a website that'll help so WE CAN BE DRY!! [more inside]
posted by you're only jung once on Aug 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Acupuncture in Edinburgh

Can anyone please recommend a good acupuncturist in the Edinburgh area for my partners migraines/IBS? Preferably one that won't try to sell her lots of expensive herbal remedies on top of the treatment.
posted by Chairboy on Jun 26, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I find a bowler hat on my Scotland holiday?

Where can I find a formal bowler hat in Glasgow or Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by cowbellemoo on Jun 22, 2008 - 5 answers

Scotland-a-go-go Land

Travel Slash Honeymoon Filter: Help us coordinate in-country travel options between London and Edinburgh. [more inside]
posted by santojulieta on Jun 14, 2008 - 18 answers

London+England trasportantion, baggage shipping and hotel chains

London+England transportation/extra baggage shipping / hotel chains questions. A minor question about Scotland as well. [more inside]
posted by elpapacito on Jun 2, 2008 - 10 answers

Travel tips for Edinburgh

I'm going to the Edinburgh Festival in August - what is a realistic budget for what it will cost to attend the festival and feed myself, and where am I likely to find the cheapest method to get there? [more inside]
posted by chickaboo on May 12, 2008 - 12 answers

MFA in the UK

How can I find funding for a MFA at Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland? [more inside]
posted by occidental on Apr 24, 2008 - 1 answer

Moving to Edinburgh

I am an American moving to Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd like your advice on neighborhoods, telecomm, banking, and taxes. [more inside]
posted by alopez on Oct 23, 2007 - 19 answers

Where to stay in Edinburgh?

ScotlandFilter: Where should I look for share accommodation in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by the duck by the oboe on Oct 19, 2007 - 10 answers

Non-leather shoes in Edinburgh?

Decent non-leather shoes in Edinburgh? [more inside]
posted by purephase on Sep 22, 2007 - 1 answer

Looking for a wedding photographer in Edinburgh

Does anyone have a recommendation for a wedding photographer in the Edinburgh (Scotland) area? [more inside]
posted by ascullion on Apr 24, 2007 - 7 answers

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