Canongate Stars and Stories
an illuminated literary walk
through Edinburgh’s Old Town
For ever and aye till the World’s End’– Sydney Goodsir Smith
This line concludes the 1964 poem “Kynd Kittock’s Land” by Sydney Goodsir Smith, a major influence in the Scottish literary renaissance of the mid-20th century. The World’s End is so-named for its location along the premises of the old city walls, which quite literally marked the end of the world for most Edinburgh residents until the 17th century.
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