It gets dark by 4pm. The wind is howling outside, with fierce bursts of rain.
And there is nothing entertaining on the telly. Thoughts turn to a welcoming hostelry, somewhere to take a few pints and meet some random strangers.
In the countryside, you have to travel several miles to your nearest watering hole. But in the city, there is always one nearby, a dark close lurking at its side for short cuts and cut throats.
Which pub in Edinburgh are you most likely to visit, should you venture outside?
A four pointed cross on a two pointed island.
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