Edinburgh Images

Our image library is free to use in your materials.

City of Literature image library

Images can be your strongest lure for visitors, and your most effective method of communicating your literary tourism experience.

All images are free to use but their copyright remains with City of Literature Trust.  Images are supplied in a jpeg format, either in high-res format (300dpi) for print material up to A4 or in low res (72dpi) for the web.

Please note: there are specific terms and conditions associated with the use of our photography, including the requirement to credit City of Literature. Please review these terms and conditions before downloading the images and contact us if you have any questions. You will be asked to comply with these terms and conditions before you can download any images.

In order to maintain this free resource, users downloading images must complete a short form so we can track the use of our images.

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Notes on using your own images:

  • Does the image reflect the experience?
  • Do you have permission to use it?
  • Is it the correct resolution?

Do the photos show people engaging in activities, such as walking, reading or looking? Is the image authentic?