High winds of 70-100 mile per hour, along with biting rain, have closed all the local attractions including Edinburgh Castle. Because of the wind and rain, getting a decent photo has been a challenge to say the least. The light changes literally in a matter of seconds, turning a beautiful, naturally lit building into a dull, boring shot.
But not all has been lost on nasty weather. I've been fortunate enough to be able to sample the national drink, in between hurricane force wind and piercing rain. Quite a variety to choose from, of which I've been concentrating on what's not available in the US.
Below are images from the Royal Mile of Edinburgh, a truly windy city (note the flags on their buildings, they're being ripped to shreds!)