Tartan & The New Town
Breakfasts in Aberdeen just don’t seem to work out as planned for me: after being too late yesterday, I was too early today! As it turns out, BrewDog Union Square only opens at eleven nowadays, which was too late for me today…
So instead, I had some breakfast at Black Sheep Coffee, where apparently they combine high-tech touchscreen ordering with low-tech name shouting.
No beer for breakfast either, so I was in Aberdeen station early, and luckily so was my Scotrail train to Dundee.
Arrived there, I left my very full bag at a Stasher location. The reason for my stop in Dundee, was the temporary Tartan Exhibition in V&A Dundee. While I was there, I of course also went to see the Oak Room, one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s most important interiors, formerly one of Miss Cranston’s famous tea rooms in Ingram Street, Glasgow.
After that cultural intermezzo, I went to BrewDog Dundee for a pizza—with mustard?—and some beers, before resuming my journey to Edinburgh.
This was actually the first time I crossed the Forth Bridge by daylight, as far as I know!
After arrival in Edinburgh I checked in at hotel Travelodge Edinburgh Central, and after unpacking a bit, immediately changed into my running kilt, since it was almost time for my last hash this trip!
The start of this The New Town H3 run was at the pub Bennets of Morningside. From there it went up, up, and again up, it seemed! Well, we actually went up, since we reached the top of Buckstone Snab at some point, and the views from there were amazing!
After getting back to the hotel for a shower and a change, I popped out for a couple of beers at the nearby Fierce bar, and The Black Cat.