Creech’s Land

Creech’s Land

William Creech was an Edinburgh publisher and printer, best known for publishing the second edition of Robert BurnsPoems in 1787. Creech’s Land is the name given to the building on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile left to him by Alexander Kincaid, publisher and Lord Provost of Edinburgh. William Creech lived there at the St Giles’ Luckenbooths for 44 years, and it was from here that Burns’ poems were published. Creech was also a co-founder of the Speculative Society, a private debating society which included Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Francis Jeffrey among its members.