Robert Burns

The illustration shows William Creech who published the poems of Robert Burns. Join Edinburgh World Heritage us for a celebration of the ‘heav’n-taught ploughman’ through poetry readings and a virtual guided tour of the places particularly associated with the bard from his time in the capital from 1786 to 1788. Special guests include Scottish actor […]


Nelson’s printing works stood close to the Queen’s Park on the south side of the city. Arthur’s Seat can be seen in the background. The company started off in 1798 as a second-hand bookshop at 2 West Bow, specialising in selling inexpensive, standard editions of non-copyright reprints of the classics. By 1822 the shop had […]