Celebrating Our Literary Heritage
The literary heritage of Edinburgh is enormous! Edinburgh isn’t just the world’s first City of Literature, it’s where Scotland’s first book was published, where the first circulating library was born, where the world’s oldest magazine was created, where the first Professor of English Literature taught. For over 500 years Edinburgh has been built on books. Take a trip through the literary history of Edinburgh with our simple timeline and find out some more with the highlights below.