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!


Advocate’s Close is one of Edinburgh’s oldest closes, believed to date from 1544. This steep and narrow lane plunges down from ... Read more

Alexander McCall Smith is an hugely popular Edinburgh-based author of over sixty books, covering a wide range of genres. Born in Bulawayo, he then ... Read more

Allan Ramsay, born in 1686, began life as a wig-maker on the High Street of Edinburgh. Following some success as a poet and playwright – his ... Read more

Pringle deals in a wide range of books, with emphasis on Scottish interest, literature, history, art, bibliography, heraldry, military, fine bindin... Read more

This shop aims to cater to everyone with a selection of some of the most popular icons from Japanese gaming culture as well as more difficult to ob... Read more

Her background is in constructing textiles but Anne Keith has been won over by the possibilities in painting, bookmaking and... Read more

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