When I found out we were going to be leaving Edinburgh, I made a mental note that I should try and do some kind of personal guide to the place. An Edinburgh Alphabet. After ten years there, I’ve seen some of the best and the worst of the city, without ever making much effort to document it in a coherent way. I scribbled a few notes down, but never really found the time to do it properly. Now that we’ve left, it has actually become easier to think about. A bit of distance is making me reflect on the things I miss, the most important memories, and what it is for me that really characterise Edinburgh. This is very much a personal thing rather than a comprehensive guide, and I can’t guarantee the factual accuracy of anything I write, but here’s the first installation: A through to C.