dinburgh has been the royal capital of Scotland since 1437. The city lies on the east coast of the Central Belt, along the Firth of Forth, near the North Sea. While the town originally formed on the ridge descending from the Castle Rock, the modern city is often said to be built on and around seven hills, namely Calton Hill, Corstorphine Hill, Craiglockhart Hill, Braid Hill, Blackford Hill, Arthur’s Seat and the Castle Rock. The first documentary evidence of the city is an early 12th-century royal charter by King David I granting land to the Church of the Holy Rood c.1124. In 1995, the Old Town and New Town districts of Edinburgh were listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.