Our A-Z is an ambitious compilation of information about Edinburgh. As we refine, polish, and discover things anew, please tell us if there’s anything you’d like to see added here so we can build our literary knowledge together.

It’s Edinburgh’s A-Z – happy browsing!


#RLS Day in Edinburgh, the City of Literature is a moustache-twirling, velvet-clad celebration of the life, loves and work of one of Edinburgh̵... Read more



First published as a serial in The Scotsman newspaper, 44 Scotland Street follows the lives of some of Edinburgh’s most colourful ch... Read more


In 1811, Scott bought a small farm of 100 acres called Cartleyhole, nicknamed Clarty (mucky in Scots) Hole near Melrose in the Scottish Borders. He... Read more

Adam Smith is considered the originator of modern economics, writing The Theory of Moral Sentiments in 1759 and An Inquiry into the Na... Read more

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