Story: Otago places

Roadside Stories: Dunedin, Edinburgh of the south

Dunedin was settled by Scots from 1848, and even its name is a Gaelic version of Edinburgh. Once – but no longer – New Zealand’s largest, wealthiest city, Dunedin retains a Scottish sensibility, with its stone buildings, Highland games, bagpipers and chilly weather – as well as whisky and haggis on offer around town.

Listen to a Roadside Story about Dunedin's Scottish heritage. Roadside Stories is a series of audio guides to places around New Zealand.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Otago places - Dunedin', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/interactive/35351/roadside-stories-dunedin-edinburgh-of-the-south (accessed 21 October 2017)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 29 Jul 2015