The Doctor will see you now

On the afternoon of Saturday 24th of August Dr George Rae – Edinburgh’s plague doctor of 1645 was reincarnated, courtesy of Mary King’s Close, and accompanied Philip Caveney on a tour around the centre of Edinburgh ahead of Philip’s sellout event at the Edinburgh  International Book Festival. Philip introduced the plague doctor to 21st Century concepts like bus travel and fast food, as well as posing outside the Assembly Rooms and the book festival itself before making a cameo appearance during Philip’s event at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, to the delight of children and adults alike. photo photo1 photo2 photo3 photo4

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