Beautiful as the city of Edinburgh is, you may still want to venture out of the centre, especially during the Festival in August when everywhere is full to bursting. During August Avocado Sweet will be bringing you some ideas to avoid the crowds as part of its day trip column. Our first trip is to Portobello, written by Portobello resident Claire Simpson. Originally from Edinburgh, Claire moved back from her publishing job in London and has grown to love Portobello during the five years she has lived there. Our next trip will be to South Queensferry, taking in one of the world’s most famous landmarks, the Forth Rail Bridge.