People touch the toe of the David Hume statue on the Royal Mile.
Some say for good luck or knowledge, others make pilgrimage to ensure Uni exam success – particularly in philosophical studies – Hume’s speciality.
It’s a magnificent statue.
The man with the now sticky out toe was pretty sassy, overall. He went to university at around twelve years old from a financially challenged home. He rejected religious dogma, survived mental ill-health, wrote a bestseller and gifted us wisdom; “It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.”