The path running up the hill under the Crags is called the Radical Road. It was built at the suggestion of Sir Walter Scott using unemployed weavers from the west of Scotland who were put to work on paving a track round Salisbury Crags.
The name of the road is a reference to the Radical War also known as the Scottish Insurrection of 1820, which was a week of strikes and unrest which were brutally put down by an uncaring Government whose only desire was to keep the peasants in their rightful place.
If you look closely, you may get a sense of scale by observing the group of people at the top of the road.
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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