If you have ever found yourself in an airport at 4:30am wondering what to do, my answer is always "EAT!" The Edinburgh airport (EDI) was my last stop in Scotland before heading to London to catch my flight to India, and it was my last change to eat in Scotland.
After checking in, I found the West Cornwall Pasty Co. I remember my wife talking about pasties way back when she was studying in London so I knew this was the place to eat. A pasty is a type of pie commonly associated with Cornwall, United Kingdom. Traditionally, it is a pastry shell filled with diced meat, potato, and onion. Other common ingredients include swede, or rutabega, also known as yellow turnip in Cornwall.
If it was lunch time I definitely would have gone for the large traditional pasty, but since it was 4:30am, I opted for the small traditional and a cappuccino; both were excellent. The dough of the pasty was nice and dense and the filling was flavorful and tender. The cappuccino was actually more of a latte, but it was good and I drank it all up.
If you ever find yourself in the Edinburgh airport, look for this place - it's to the right of the escalators when going up to the departures area. Have yourself a pasty and you won't have to worry what the meal is on your flight. Cheers!