Edinburgh puts a lot of effort into attracting tourists during the winter months, what with the German Market and other Christmas markets and all the Hogmanay celebrations. But Winter is also a big event in the natural world and over the past few years we have come to appreciate again the wonders of a white winter (though I’m not sure of the chances of a white winter this year!).
Although it’s always sad to see summer end (specially in a year which barely saw that season start!), autumn brings its own pleasures in the form of spectacular leaf colours.
We barely seem to have had a summer and already autumn’s in the air! But this time of year is a great time to go birdwatching along the coast near Musselburgh.
Edinburgh is a city blessed with a lot of green spaces that are home to an impressive array of wildlife. One of my favourites is Colinton and Craiglockart Dell which stretches alongside the Water of Leith from Slateford to Colinton.