Auld Reekie


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Auld Reekie

(ˈriːkɪ)
n
(Placename) Scot a nickname for Edinburgh1
[literally: Old Smoky]
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He lived in the town of Leith, which is near Edinburgh, and, in truth, is a mere suburb of Auld Reekie. Sometimes he was a fisherman, but he was always and everywhere a determined hunter, and that was nothing remarkable for a son of Caledonia, who had known some little climbing among the Highland mountains.
National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh An unrivalled collection of artefacts in the heart of Auld Reekie leads culturally curious visitors not just back through Scotland's history but all around the world.
I reckon the new Wi-Fi technology is just what Auld Reekie needs to loosen up a bit.
"Auld Reekie" is the nickname for which Scottish city?
The relationship is altogether close and more romantic than in Auld Reekie.
On Musselburgh's New Year's Day card, MIXBOY should give another good account in the Betway "Auld Reekie" Handicap Chase (1.40), and top weight may not stop IRISH ROE in the Betway Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle (2.15).
The Auld Reekie Handicap Chase and Hogmaneigh Handicap Hurdle headline Musselburgh's popular New Year's Day fixture.
After a good start for the Shielfield side in Auld Reekie, it ended with a disappointing 24-point defeat for the Border side, making them firm underdogs for the return leg.
The nine teams competing at the city's Walker Activity Dome on May 19 20 are Auld Reekie Roller Girls (Scotland), Dock City Rollers (Sweden), Steel City Roller Derby (USA), Tiger Bay Brawlers (Wales) and Birmingham Blitz Dames, Central City Rollergirls, Middlesbrough Roller Derby and Newcastle Roller Girls (England).
The English bandwagon travelled up to Auld Reekie safe in the knowledge that they hadn't been toppled there since 2008.
Good sport, too, at Musselburgh, where Upsilon Bleu should give us all a dash for our dough in the "Auld Reekie" Handicap Chase.
Garden staff in 2015 dubbed the flower "New Reekie", after Edinburgh's historic nickname "Auld Reekie".