Complimenting Edinburgh University
The Scottish city of Edinburgh is much known for the University of Edinburgh. Thousands of students all over the world enroll for the admissions in the university each year. In fact the city has been a major center of knowledge and enlightenment since 1583. According to data available on internet, there are approximately twenty thousand graduates and ten thousand post graduates in the university currently. University has an air about the infrastructure. Being an ancient building, it enjoys the status of a monument of knowledge. Situated in the old town, the university played an important role being the main center of intellect during the age of enlightenment. Therefore, ever since the 16th century, students have been commuting to this city for education, and researches.
The reputation of university and the fast number of students that it attracts every year have helped the city to develop rapidly during the years. Apart from tourism, educational tourism has become the main economical resource of Edinburgh natives. One finds numerous dormitories, and rented apartments that offer lodging at feasible rates for the student. Although University provides for the hostel facility, Edinburgh offers optional rooms for students who like staying outside the university campus. Food industry is another flourishing commerce underneath University umbrella. One may find thousands of food vans, food corners, and restaurants that offer platter designed especially for students from all over the world. Being in Edinburgh one should not miss over the famous Edinburgh b&b (breakfast and brunch) outlets. They offer meals in between the meals. The credit of its concept goes entirely to the hundreds of University students who like munching on in between their meals. As the University campus stretches from new to old Edinburgh town, so does the breakfast and brunch corners.
However, the outlets are not restricted up to the students only. The popularity of these outlets has gathered a lot of tourist attention towards it recently. Several tourists prefer having their breakfast and brunch in Edinburgh b&b outlets rather than at their hotels. Except for the food, one of the major reasons of these outlets being popular is their cost value. As they have been designed for students they are quite feasible in comparison to the restaurants. One of the b&b owners, Mohan, who hails from India and has been living in Scotland now for more than twenty years, explains that since he has been a none European student of the University, he precisely knows how expensive it is to take daily meals in a restaurant, and that is why he wanted to open a breakfast and brunch corner for students. It would be appropriate to say that the University has surely given a lot to the city and world since its establishment. Right from the enlightenment of 16th century to the small b&b corners; from famous alumni like Alexander Graham Bell, who invented telephone to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown to Mohan, the owner in old town of Edinburgh. Indeed they are great compliment to the Edinburgh University.