Who We Are

The Official Answer

The Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust is the operating name of the Edinburgh World City of Literature Trust, which is a company limited by guarantee (No. 270581) and registered as a charity (SC035697).

The Real Answer

We’re a tiny outfit of two full-time staff, guided and supported by a Board of Trustees and a Council of former Trustees and volunteers, plus some amazing friends and helpers and the occasional project manager in shining armour. We’re all enthusiasts and story-lovers fuelled by passion, hot chocolate, the odd dram and a bit of money. Being small means we’re fleet of foot, we’re birlin’ with ideas (our own and our host of partners) and always ready to listen to more. But above all, we’re doers.