(Added some captions at the request of Mom)
The name comes from Dùn Èideann, the Scottish Gaelic name for Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. The city’s first surveyor was instructed to emulate the characteristics of Edinburgh, creating a unique “Romantic” design, very uncharacteristic for New Zealand
The country’s largest university, the University of Otago, is located here and a substantial portion of the town’s population are students. Summer school is currently in session so the city has been quiet.