Read Robert Louis Stevenson’s description of Edinburgh in the introduction here:

 

http://www.robert-louis-stevenson.org/travel-writing/2-edinburgh-picturesque-notes

 

Highlights include:

“The weather is raw and boisterous in Winter, shifty and ungenial in Summer and a downright meteorological purgatory in the Spring. The delicate die early, and I, as a survivor, in the bleak winds and plumping rain have been sometimes tempted to envy them their fate.  ”

 

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