— Edinburgh News (@edinburghpaper) January 21, 2016
Edinburgh is a city full of history. Around 340 million BC, volcanic activity created the famous rock on which Edinburgh Castle would be built. In 1437 the city became the capital of Scotland. Edinburgh University was founded in 1582. The Jacobite rebellion tried and failed to take the castle in 1715.
The world’s first golf club was founded there in 1744. Charles Darwin began studying medicine in 1826. Burke and Hare caused carnage between 1827-1829. Authors ranging from Robert Louis Stevenson to Sir Walter Scott called it their home. It’s where JK Rowling wrote Harry f*cking Potter.
And now there’s a new date to add to the intricate history of the Scottish capital – 21 January 2016, the day that Arnold Schwarzenegger, star of ‘Jingle All The Way’, tried to cycle up one of the busiest streets in the city centre on the wrong side of the road.