We are officially ‘Over the Hump’! It is Wednesday, and the downhill slope to the weekend starts here!
Our highlights from across where-i-live.com this week include :
- British cuisine at its finest, fish and chip Fridays are a common weekly tradition for thousands of families across the UK. The dish that fuelled the industrial revolution and two World Wars stands proudly alongside English Tea and gloomy weather, in representing stereotypical British culture. However, its origins are far less British than one might think…. Read more here.
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- We celebrated this weekend as endurance rider Josh Quigley is embarking on a new challenge – to set the fastest time to cycle the North Coast 500 – and set a new World Record! Read our story here here.
- You can follow WIL West Lothian on Twitter @wil_westlothian
- Christmas Markets are back on for 2020. So where in Europe can you experience Christmas at its most magical? Read more here.
- One thing that puts the quaint Scottish village of Eddleston on the map is, funnily enough, a to-scale raised-relief map of Scotland. How Eddleston, north of Peebles, came to acquire such an unusual tourist attraction is quite the story, and one which dates to back to the Second World War, when the Barony Castle Hotel – the grounds in which the map is located – served as a training college for Polish officers. The map, originally devised by Krakow-born veteran, Jan Tomasik, is a remarkable feat in terms of accuracy and scale and is said to be the biggest relief-map in the world! Discover more here.
- ‘Unspoiled, Unexplored, Unbelievable’. The Faroe Islands see fewer tourists than Iceland due to their relative isolation, but the costs incurred to get here are far outweighed by the sheer beauty and majestic sights that await any tourist visiting Scotland’s northerly neighbour. Read more here.
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