10th December 2011

Thank You & Good Night.

To all the teams who participated, braving ice and snow for a day of roaming around Edinburgh, thank you. For the imagination and creativity in your responses, for a new dance move, for withstanding bourgeois abuse, for getting chucked out of a gallery because you treated it like a playground, and for actually persuading someone to give you one of their dreadlocks. You were all very special.

Watch this space. We’re plotting for a return in warmer times.

Jagglewockie – Colin Donati

“And did ye cowp the Jagglewock?

Come in ma airms, ma lampish loun!

O glaiztrick day! Gulloo! Gullae!”

He leuch, fair owre the mune!”

Twas bruillach, and the sliggry taves

Gaed wyve and wurble in the gloab:

Gey dwimly wis the borrodaves

And the fraig roths ootgroab.

Love, Team Scavenger.


Where Am I?

What Nonsense Is This?

Can you find a seashell in the city? Kiss Sir Walter Scott? Find a hero for a policeman? Shoot the Urban Fox?

It’s a city wide treasure hunt type thing…

How It Works

1. Register your team by emailing with your team name, the number of members and at least one mobile phone number. £10 per team if you register by Thursday 8th December. Otherwise £15 to register on the day.

2. Come, with your team and possibly wearing comfortable shoes, to Old St Paul’s, Jeffrey Street, Edinburgh by 11am on Saturday 10th December.

3. You will be allocated a table on which to collect your clues over the course of the day.

4. At 11am, each team will receive a sheet of printed clues. Some clues may be worth more points than others. Some may require creativity, others a knowledge of the city, wit, ingenuity, cheek…but where possible, none will require any purchasing or expensive equipment. There is an extra point available for every clue answered in the most original way.

5. And they’re off! Your team has between 11am and 5pm to collect as many clues as possible, in the best way you see fit. Stay together. Split up. Bring them back one by one, or all together in the final minutes. We don’t care. We do care that…

6. …by the stroke of 5pm, your team is assembled with all clues you have managed to gather in place. The team of beady eyed judges will then award the relevant points, and confer honour, glory and a grand cash prize of £100 on the team who has accumulated the most points. There may be other prizes available en route.

We salute you. Come and play.


Photograph credit: Brittonie Fletcher. Contact

Oh frabjous day!

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