PETA has awarded this year’s award for the U.K.’s Most Vegan-Friendly City to Edinburgh, the city beating last year’s winner, Glasgow. To celebrate this accolade, the Right Honourable Donald Wilson, the Lord Provost of Edinburgh, was presented with the award in addition to a replica of Edinburgh Castle made entirely of vegetables, according to PETA.
The Lord Provost said, “Edinburgh has [many things] to be proud of, and our array of fantastic restaurants is certainly one of them. The city’s food scene has been recognised with Michelin stars for being Fair Trade and for having a social conscience – but this is our first prize for being vegan-friendly. I am delighted to accept this award from PETA and am thoroughly impressed with their unique and healthy interpretation of Edinburgh Castle!”
In Scotland, vegan eating is on the rise, which is reflected in Edinburgh’s increasing array of vegan fare, from traditional haggis served with a cruelty-free twist to salads, veggie burgers, and soups. A substantial roundup of Edinburgh’s vegan eateries can be found on the PETA website.