Edinburgh Female

Aged 22 | Born 1983

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About the Speaker

"I was born and brought up in Marchmont, Edinburgh. Both my parents are Scottish, from Troon in Ayrshire, although my Dad moved around a lot as a child. They had been in Edinburgh for several years before having me. The area I grew up in is very beautiful and green, lots of open spaces and very near to Morningside (the Morningside accent was made famous by The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie). I went to a nice, comprehensive school, which was actually the inspiration for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie when it used to be a Girls' school. "

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This kit contains all the elements of a full Accent Kit


About Edinburgh

Situated in Scotland’s Central Belt, Edinburgh lies on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. The city centre is 4.0 km southwest of the shoreline of Leith and 42 km inland, as the crow flies, from the east coast of Scotland and the North Sea at Dunbar. While the early burgh grew up in close proximity to the prominent Castle Rock, the modern city is often said to be built on seven hills, namely Calton Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, Arthur’s Seat and the Castle Rock, giving rise to allusions to the Seven Hills of Rome.

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1583 and now one of four in the city, was placed 17th in the QS World University Rankings in 2013 and 2014. The city is also famous for the Edinburgh International Festival and the Fringe, the latter being the largest annual international arts festival in the world. The city’s historical and cultural attractions have made it the second most popular tourist destination in the United Kingdom after London, attracting over one million overseas visitors each year.

The Southside, which includes the districts of St Leonards, Marchmont, Newington, Sciennes, the Grange and Blackford, is particularly popular with families (many state and private schools are here), young professionals and students. The area is also well provided with hotel and “bed and breakfast” accommodation for visiting festival-goers. These districts often feature in works of fiction. For example, Church Hill in Morningside, was the home of Muriel Spark‘s Miss Jean Brodie, and Ian Rankin‘s Inspector Rebus lives in Marchmont and works in St Leonards.