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Smellmap: Edinburgh

Auld Reekie emits a plethora of scents and smells; some particular to Edinburgh, some ubiquitous city aromas. It is the combination of smells, and how they are distributed by the prevailing south-westerly winds that make scents and smells city-specific.

Coloured dots indicate the point of origin of the scents, the contour lines show where the smells blow to in the wind.

On show for 2 months at the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh as a part of theEdinburgh International Science Festival in 2011 the smells were sniffed by up to 1000 people per day.