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!


William Dunbar was a Scottish medieval poet, and research has suggested that he was educated at the University of St. Andrews in the late 1470s.Read more

Edinburgh-born William McGonagall is famous for being awful, and is popularly considered to be the worst poet in the world.

Famously undeter... Read more

Wojtek was a Syrian brown bear, who was adopted as a cub by Polish soldiers in Iran. Raised on a diet of condensed milk from an empty vodka bottle,... Read more

The Word Power web forum provides a space for writers and readers to engage, a noticeboard and a regular column for groups, campaigns or individual... Read more

Writers’ Bloc is a committed and accomplished Edinburgh spoken word performance group.

Comrades include published and prize-winning no... Read more

This editorial service offers feedback and coaching whatever stage your work may be at. Run by Ali Hull, commissioning editor for Authentic Media a... Read more

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