Edinburgh: The Meadow Bar

With Edinburgh University around the corner, it is little surprise that the Meadow Bar has long been a favourite of students and academics. Those in the know forsake the self-consciously happening haunts in this part of town for the understated cool of the ‘Moo Bar’, whose denizens drink proper pints and are as likely to be reading about the footie as swatting up on Kafka. You can eat and drink in either the funky bar downstairs or the charming low-ceilinged dining room upstairs.
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Edinburgh: The Pear Tree House

The Pear Tree House does not stand still for very long! Since coming to the Pear Tree last year George Fyvie has striven to create a powerhouse hub to give back to the community as much as we have been given!  They make extensive use of the Counting House (upon which the dome of the Usher Hall was based due to it being the traditional home of the Usher family.
“We also count ourselves proud to be a home to many local groups such as Edinburgh Tango and Edinbop Swing Dancing, along with The Edinburgh Fortean Society, Midlife Crisis rock and grunge and the fantastic Ragged University project – aiming at giving free education to all who want to learn!” Read more…

Urban Fitness; It's A (Concrete) Jungle Out There

Have you thought about getting fit but don’t know where to start? Sometimes the most effective way to start is with small changes to your daily life. The good news is that you need neither more time nor money to increase your general sense of wellbeing.

Yes, you can bluff your way to overall fitness! Here’s a cheat sheet to make an ordinary working day a day of health, vitality and smug self-satisfaction.

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