Quiz Question: Edinburgh was affectionately known as Auld Reekie in days gone by. Why?
The given options are:
- Edinburgh mayor Sir Thomas Reekie
- The stench of fisheries
Correct Answer: Smog
Info: Today Edinburgh is picture-perfect, but centuries ago, everyone in the old city used coal fireplaces for cooking and heating. The result? The city was covered in an omnipresent black fog, earning its nickname, Auld Reekie, which is Scots for ‘Old Smokey.’