This is an independent and thoroughly researched book full of historical anecdotes and practical information on pubs in Edinburgh and Leith. Over 200 pubs are featured, along with 12 pub trails and maps, with a brief guide to Scottish beers and whiskies. The book also features the "Man from Fife's" wry take on many of the pubs, and it is aimed at anyone interested in Edinburgh and Scotland's rich cultural heritage.
STUART McHARDY is a writer, occasional broadcaster, and storyteller. Having been actively involved in many aspects of Scottish culture throughout his adult life - music, poetry, language, history, folklore - he has been resident in Edinburgh for over a quarter of a century. Although he has held some illustrious positions including Director of the Scots Language Resource Centre in Perth and President of the Pictish Arts Society, McHardy is probably proudest of having been a member of the Vigil for a Scottish Parliament. Often to be found in the bookshops, libraries and tea-rooms of Edinburgh, he lives near the city centre with the lovely (and ever-tolerant) Sandra and they have one son, Roderick.