Our Edinburgh series offers all the knowledge you need on Scotland’s capital city, whether you are planning a trip or just curious to know more. Hear the stories of murder and intrigue from history, meet everyone from Mary Queen of Scots to Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Discover the city’s best-known authors, her enlightenment thinkers, her rogues and criminals. We’ll be visiting all the city’s top sights and explaining what you need to know to understand their history and significance. In short, here is all the research you would do yourself if only you had the time!
There’s a podcast for each episode and we are adding more written information to each post as fast as we can. So, let’s go. We think that might be ‘Tiugainn’ in Scots Gaelic.
EDINBURGH : HISTORY & CULTURE
MORE READING ABOUT EDINBURGH
4 useful guidebooks
Lonely Planet Pocket Edinburgh
Pocket Rough Guide to Edinburgh
Only in Edinburgh A Guide to Unique Locations, Hidden Corners and Unusual Objects by Duncan J D Smith
Edinburgh on Foot A Pocket Walking Guide by Richard Hallewell
5 novels set in Edinburgh
The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark
The Naming of the Dead by Ian Rankin (plus all his other novels!)
44 Scotland Street by Alexander McCall Smith (plus over a dozen novels in the series)
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell
One Day by David Nicholls