The stories behind Scotland’s most unusual pub names

The Athletic Arms in Gorgie, Edinburgh - a pub known by generations of drinkers as 'The Diggers'. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL
The Athletic Arms in Gorgie, Edinburgh - a pub known by generations of drinkers as 'The Diggers'. Picture: Julie Bull/TSPL
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More than 1,000 pubs may have closed over the past decade north of the border, but Scotland is still renowned for the variety of its bars, inns, and hostelries.

While a warm welcome, good quality beer and a pleasant interior are all essentials for a successful pub, a memorable name can also set the best apart.