DAYticket (£4 for City zone) for trams and buses is good value especially if your budget hotel is near Gyle Centre tram stop, only a few miles from the airport.
Heading back to Edinburgh, after leaving my suitcase at the hotel, involved a slightly shorter journey - to Haymarket.
Thomson's Bar doesn't open until 4pm on a Sunday but I took an external photo of this Morrison Street pub which is included in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide 2017.
|Edinburgh Castle from Grassmarket Square|
Sandy Bell's including one on Sunday afternoons from 4pm.
Dark Island from Orkney Brewery, a 4.6% ABV ale which has twice won CAMRA's Champion Beer of Scotland award (£3.80 pint).
Sandy Bell's had been framed which mentioned how people used to phone the pub just to hear the traditional music being played on the other end of the line.
Joker IPA from a keg font (£2.20 for a half pint).
The Hanging Bat Beer Cafe, 133 Lothian Road, passed earlier in daylight.
Tryst Brewery APA on cask (4.2% ABV, £3.40 for 2/3 pint - the standard measure here).
Caley Picture House for some typical Wetherspoon value.
However, the tidying zeal of the staff meant that the balance of my pint had disappeared after returning to my table on the ground floor. Thankfully, an immediate complaint at the bar allowed me to be reinstated with my beer glass and no beer was lost on this occasion!