We are looking for pictures of words on the street and in unexpected places which you love.

We’ll be sharing words on the streets of Edinburgh and we’d love to see more from where you live.

Just tweet your pictures using #wordsonthestreet @edincityoflit.



Edinburgh City of Literature Trust is celebrating the city’s long-term love affair with literature with a visit from international filmmaker Terry Gilliam.

Gilliam will unveil a 10-metre long illuminated quotation inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote on Jeffrey Street to highlight his love for this classic book.

Timed to coincide with Valentine’s Day and the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death, the illuminated art installation will be visible for 28 days and will celebrate Edinburgh’s inspiring books, words and ideas.

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Words on the Street
is an initiative by
Edinburgh City of Literature Trust

The project has been funded by City of Edinburgh Council, New Waverley Community Fund and Union Projects, and is delivered in partnership with
Canongate Books and Jump Marketing.