I looked at maps, comparing Aberdeen and Edinburgh. Not an awful lot in it, to my eye.
More people though? Yes.
So more stories, too.
You get to know the tide-tables of the crowds.
Great coffee and cocktail spots get booked in advance. Phone ahead.
Art galleries and museums are heaven when everyone else is Christmas shopping.
The Pentlands during office hours are all yours.
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