Every August, when the Fringe and Tattoo are in full swing, Edinburgh's streets are literally teaming with tourists, and locals can often be heard complaining about how they can't get moving for them, especially in the Old Town around the Royal Mile.Every August, when the Fringe and Tattoo are in full swing, Edinburgh's streets are literally teaming with tourists, and locals can often be heard complaining about how they can't get moving for them, especially in the Old Town around the Royal Mile.
Every August, when the Fringe and Tattoo are in full swing, Edinburgh's streets are literally teaming with tourists, and locals can often be heard complaining about how they can't get moving for them, especially in the Old Town around the Royal Mile.

12 things every Edinburgh local has done at least once in their life – in pictures

To anyone who grew up in Edinburgh – and even those who have lived in the city for a while – the entries on this list will be familiar.

From moaning about the seemingly endless tram works to rocking up to the Meadows for a picnic on a sunny day, here are some of the things that have come to characterise Edinburgh life for many locals.

Just for fun, have a scroll through our picture gallery to see some things we reckon every true Edinburgher will have done at least once in their lives.

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