Stars & Stories is an illuminated walking trail around the Canongate area of Edinburgh’s Old Town, created by the City of Literature Trust.

Explore 24 beautiful light boxes displaying quotations which shine a light on the print and publishing history of the Canongate area.

Adding some sparkle to a winter evening walk, the boxes form an hour long tour around the Canongate. A map, with more information about the quotations, is available from the iCentre on Waverley Mall or for download here.

Stars & Stories is supported by LitLong, the free app to explore the literary city. With thousands of book extracts pinned to locations around the city, it’s the perfect way to create your own walking trails and discover the hidden words of Edinburgh.



The Lights Go On Again

Tonight the light boxes will be switched on. This is the second year that Stars & Stories illimunates Edinburgh’s Canongate during the dark winter evenings.




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Stars and Stories



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