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'Very wretched indeed': Horrible historical reviews of Scottish cities – a quiz

Ever wondered what Tripadvisor would have been like 200 years ago? Scotland the Worst is a compilation of comments made by unimpressed 17th-19th century travellers. Can you tell the town or city from the put down?

The author of Scotland the Worst: A Derogatory Guide to the Worst Places to Visit in Times Gone By is retired Highland police officer Charles Maciejewski, who compiled the comments as a lighthearted contrast to today’s tourism websites. “The paucity of guide books then meant that great reliance was placed on those few that were available, which created a vision of Scotland and the Scots that, rightly or wrongly, determined the manner in which the country and people were viewed,” he writes.

Below are some curmudgeonly quotes – and some rather nicer etchings of Scottish cities from the period!

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