At 9am on Thursday the 22nd of August, the AD team strolled into the studio. Wide-eyed, coffee in hands, we didn’t head straight to our desks to open emails, but instead began our journey into Edinburgh for the AD Summer Day Out!
After Digital has been going through some exciting changes this summer! Between office renovations, taking on new clients from all over the globe and welcoming brand new talent to the team, we’ve been pretty busy. A day out in Scotland’s capital felt like the perfect way to welcome our new starts, as well as our latest IDL intern Eddie, to the team.
First on the agenda when we got to Edinburgh was the Scottish Twitter Visitor Centre. As many of you may know, Scottish Twitter has become a modern-day phenomenon. With the dry and sarcastic Scottish sense of humour, as well as our own take on the English language, it’s not really a surprise that our tweets have gone viral. This hasn’t gone unnoticed by Twitter, and it’s why the social media giant has opened up their own pop-up museum in the city centre of Edinburgh during the annual Fringe Festival. To top it off, the museum gifted us some pretty cool swag; including keyrings, coasters and pens decorated in Scottish Twitter’s most famous tweets. It certainly set the tone for the rest of the day and gave us all a good laugh.
Lunchtime came and so we headed to the Grassmarket where we picked up a pint and a pizza on the roof terrace of Cold Town House. This extremely trendy terrace, with stunning views of Edinburgh Castle, was the perfect way to kick off the celebrations. If you enjoy craft beer and don’t mind a little wind, we would highly recommend popping into Cold Town House if you are ever in Edinburgh
You can’t come to the Edinburgh Fringe without seeing a couple of shows, can you? Our first show of the day was the highly-rated and popular show, Cirque Berserk. Bringing to Edinburgh a traditional Circus Show, with an abundance of diverse performers, cramming in over 25 different acts - there’s a lot going on! From contortionists to acrobatics, aerialists to stuntmen, there is nothing you won’t see in this spectacular show.
Afterwards, we walked down the Cowgate towards the Pleasance Courtyard where we picked up a drink before our next Fringe show. The Edinburgh University complex is known to be the ‘heart of the fringe’; with plenty of bars, street food stalls, kids zone, late licence and 17 venues, you could easily spend the whole day there. Comedian Glenn Moore rounded off our day with a brilliantly original and silly stand up performance. Full of one-liners and personal stories about his career in journalism, he managed to make every single person in the room laugh out loud.
Celebrations continued well into the night… However, as they say, what happens after 5pm stays after 5pm.