Secret Edinburgh: Rob Deering takes in the scenery at the Braid Burn

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Rob Deering runs out of town. So THAT'S how he got thin...

The last time someone asked me this I said the bar at the Cameo Cinema; that still deserves a mention, but I've got somewhere completely different to tell you about.
 
When I’m at the festival I stay at Sciennes, just by the end of the meadows – it’s super-handy for all the big venues, but every couple of days I run off in the opposite direction, south away from town and then west along a gorgeous little valley towards Morningside – Blackford Glen and the Hermitage of Braid, past the Braid Burn.
 
Braid Burn bubbles and tumbles its way down through the woods like something out of an old novel – actually it’s mentioned in the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, although I was thinking longer ago than that – and the whole scene is so pretty and pastoral it puts every last poster, flyer and little-black-box-studio-space out of your mind for a minute.
 
Pretty wet down there though. They’ve spent millions on flood defences the last few years, but they wouldn’t have had to if it wasn’t, y’know, like, really wet, eh.
 
Rob Deering's Beat This is at the Pleasance Courtyard, 17-25 August, 23:00. Visit the Ed Fringe site here
 

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