12 infamous Edinburgh urban myths that everyone used to believe
Scotland’s capital city, like anywhere else, is packed with apocryphal tales and unlikely claims pertaining to its places and people.
It is like the old saying goes, why let the truth get in the way of a good story? From razor blades in the Commie flumes to rival bus firms wearing the colours of Hearts and Hibs, we take look at a dozen of Edinburgh's most infamous urban myths that (just about) everyone believed.
5. Myth: It rains all the time in Edinburgh
Reality: Edinburgh comes in well below the Scottish average and it actually rains less here than in Rome and New York.
7. Myth: A Jacobite era cannonball sticks out of Cannonball House
Reality: The cannonball embedded in the gable end of Cannonball House was not fired during the Jacobite siege of 1745 as often claimed. It was placed by city engineers to mark the gravitational height for Castlehill reservoir.