Edinburgh locals react to living and working in the city during Festival season

Edinburgh locals react to living and working in the city during Festival season
Living and working in Edinburgh during Festival season can be a headache (Photo: Shutterstock)

Festival season is well underway in Scotland’s capital city, and if you’re in Edinburgh then there’s no escaping it.

As millions of visitors flock to Auld Reekie to soak up the culture and atmosphere of August’s many festivals, some locals are struggling to keep it together while attempting to go about their normal daily activities.

Here are some of the funniest sense of humour failures from Edinburgh residents who have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration.

Honestly, this sums up August for most Edinburghers – it’s a very confusing time

And you might think we’re overreacting, but until you’ve lived it, you’ll never truly understand

That being said, in what other city can you integrate performance art into your daily commute?

But if you were thinking about ditching public transport and taking the car instead, think again

And prepare to be late for everything, since you’ll have to adopt the role of traffic warden or lollipop person every time you step outside

Even the city’s taxi drivers are getting flustered by all the commotion

Finally, the rarest of creatures – an Edinburgh local who actually totally embraces Festival time