Broughton, Edinburgh

Broughton, Edinburgh

Broughton, Edinburgh

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Broughton is an ancient feudal barony today within the City of Edinburgh, Scotland that was once known for its witchcraft. Its borders are defined, approximately, as being Leith Walk in the south east, Broughton Street in the south west, Broughton Road in the north west and McDonald Road in the north east. Moving clockwise from south east, Broughton is bordered by Greenside and Calton, the New Town, Canonmills, and Pilrig.

Broughton's main thoroughfare is Broughton Street. The street has many independent speciality shops including Crombies, one of Scotland's best butchers; Artisan Roast Cafe, Scotland's premier coffee roasters; Coco Chocolate, a specialist chocolatier; Real Foods, a wholefood shop; Villeneuve Wines, a friendly and knowledgeable off-licence; Threadbare, a vintage clothing store; and two designer stores: Joey D's, Concrete Wardrobe.

Broughton is at the centre of Edinburgh's "pink triangle", an area of the city with a number of gay bars and clubs. These include "Ego" on Picardy Place, The Street on the corner of Broughton Street and Picardy Place, Nom de Plume at 60 Broughton Street, and the Blue Moon café, just off Broughton Street.

The Broughton Spurtle is a community newspaper for Broughton. It has been running since February 1994.

Broughton High School was formerly located in Broughton, but is now located further west in Comely Bank. The Scottish poet Hugh MacDiarmid undertook part of his...
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