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The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship 2015 is now open for applications! Supported by Creative Scotland, Scottish Book Trust is offering places for four published writers to spend a month-long residency at the Hôtel Chevillon International Arts Centre at Grez-sur-Loing in France. The residencies will take place in June, July, August… read more >>

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Outside the Writers’ Museum just off the Royal Mile in Edinburgh is Makar’s Court, an evolving national literary monument made up of the famous words of great Scottish writers inscribed in the flagstones. Currently, there are 39 writers – or Makars, a Scots word meaning ‘one who fashions, constructs, produces,… read more >>

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You wait ages for an anniversary and then, if you’re in Edinburgh City of Literature at least, four come along at once. Publishing Scotland, the network body for trade, training and development in publishing in Scotland, turned a very healthy 40 this year. Growing out of the Scottish Publishers Association,… read more >>

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The Edinburgh International Book Festival has announced today that, thanks to generous support of £175,000 from players of People’s Postcode Lottery, plans are now afoot to develop an even wider-ranging programme of exciting literature events and activities outwith Charlotte Square Gardens. In August 2014 The Book Festival’s Outreach programme delivered… read more >>

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