Edinburgh around the World: 12 Global locations named after Scotland’s capital
Many locations are named after ‘Auld Reekie’ (Edinburgh in the Scots language) and as one of the world’s most unique cities with incredible heritage it is not surprising. By way of Scottish Gaelic you can find many Scottish place names in the United States which alone have multiple versions of Edinburgh.
Mispronounced place names are rife in Scotland due to our unique blend of historical languages, however even the famously mispronounced Edinburgh as “Edinboro” is apt in states like Pennsylvania where this is the authentic spelling.
The Scottish diaspora has certainly made its mark over the centuries which is why you can find many alternate versions of Edinburgh across the globe starting with these 12 examples.