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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!


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Sir Walter Scott was born in 1771 in Edinburgh. When he was very young he caught polio, and in 1774 he was sent to the Borders to live with his aun... Read more


In 1822, Sir Walter Scott arranged a huge pageant for George IV’s visit to Edinburgh, changing the way Scotland viewed itself forever.

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Sorley MacLean is one of Scotland’s most significant 20th century poets, writing the bulk of his mid to late work in Gaelic.

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