Get Local with Cath: Edinburgh

Rachel Bryant may have only been at the iconic Edinburgh flagship for a little over a year, but she already loves the Cath Kidston community. And, not only has she worn the brand since she was a child, she was also born and raised in the Scottish capital – so who better to ask about her favourite parts of the city.



Favourite time of year in the Edinburgh?

Probably winter, the dark evenings are so pretty – also the Christmas celebrations and markets are fab.


Describe your perfect day off in Edinburgh?

It is very chilled and completely revolving around eating and drinking.


Recommended first date venue in the area?

My fiancé and me had our first date at a cocktail bar dedicated to The Big Lebowski and that was pretty great!

Do you have a favourite walk?

There’s a lovely one along the canal that links Dean Village and the Stockbridge area. It’s very picturesque and quiet; plus there are a few cute little pubs to break it up.


Best Edinburgh restaurant you’ve eaten in…

The great thing about Edinburgh is that there is no shortage of great places to eat – I am partial to a Sunday roast at the Queens Arms pub though!


Last cultured thing you did in Edinburgh?

You never tend to do the cultural stuff in your home city, unless you have out of town friends visiting, but this year I went to a moon exhibition for Robert Burns night in St. Giles Cathedral which was very cool.

Perfect weekend in the city?

During the festive period I do tend to stay away from the city centre chaos. I like to stay around Leith, where there are weekend food markets, which are great fun. Then I usually catch up with friends at The Shore for a drink.


Who do you think is the most inspirational person from Edinburgh, dead or alive?

Not too sure, lots of people from Edinburgh….mainly writers but Sean Connery is a cool one.


Do you know any interesting facts about the area local to your store?

Edinburgh has very cool facts and it is famous for its macabre history. One you may not have known is that the Princes Street Gardens (directly opposite the store) used to be a loch back in the day and this is where witches were drowned as part of their trial.

What do you love about Edinburgh?

Everything: that it’s not too big, it has lots to offer and is just a fun place to live because there is always something happening.


What are your 5 winter picks from Cath?

My top 5: Midnight Stars Overnight Bag | Wimbourne Rose Embroidered Mini Dress | Personalised Velvet Pouch | Christmas Village Cushion | Clarendon Check Small Backpack |