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Pin It! EYF and Pinterest

Pin It! EYF and Pinterest

Are you a Pinterest user? When we first started out, we fired up a Pinterest page, and have been quietly adding to it over the past few years. For those of you who don't already use it, Pinterest is a website where you can 'pin' photos and arrange them into 'boards' - think of it as a wall of pinboards of 'things you love' and you'll be close to the spirit of it. Some of the pins have links to articles or useful sites; some are just photos for inspiration. (We should say that Pinterest doesn't work like a directory: some photos do have useful links but that's a bonus. We trust you to take a pin as a starting point for your own research!)

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You can find us as edinyarnfest (naturally!) and of course, there's a LOT of wool: our main board is called Woolliness and features things we may like to knit if we ever get the time, inspiring bits of hand-knitted work, gorgeous details, or just beautifully-styled photos. It's a constant source of pleasure to look through that board!

But on a more practical note, we've got some ideas pinned for the visitor to Edinburgh. This city has absolutely stolen our hearts over the decades, we LOVE it - we feel lucky every day to have landed up here! We know that more and more of our visitors are here for a holiday with EYF as a focus, and whether you stay within the city or venture further out, there's a lot to see. 

Aside from the big-hitters like Edinburgh Castle and Holyroodhouse, there's a good number of art galleries, museums large and small, and quirky places to discover. We've got open vistas, crooked old alleyways, photography opportunities galore, and we're a day trip from some stunning places too. Castles, scenery, beaches (hmm, maybe less interesting in March?), Outlander pilgrimage sites - take a look at our Visit Edinburgh board with a sub-section for day trips from the city.

Edinburgh Eats is quite a personal board featuring a few restaurants, cafés and bars we like - plus we've recently added some useful pins with links to vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free restaurants. There are a good number and reviews look fantastic! Edinburgh is an easy city to eat out in (there are roughly four million visitors per year who all need food!) and it's by no means an exhaustive list but useful if you need a nudge.

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We have a few more boards (sheep, anyone?) but the one we'll leave you with is called Scottish Textures. There's no real goal here, many of the photos don't even tell you where they're taken: it's just Scotland, being beautiful. Enjoy!

Indie Burgh Craft Crawl 2018!

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