literature

Explore all content about this topic

A Traveller’s Guide to Literary Scotland

This guide details 60 places to visit in Scotland associated with writers and their works: writers' homes, birthplaces, graves, locations vividly described in novels and poems, theatres, writers' museums and more. 

Alice Munro: Canada’s Nobel Laureate

Alice Munro is one of Canada's brightest literary stars and her work has established her as one of the greatest living writers of fiction. She also has the honour of being Canada's sole recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was won in 2013.

As ithers hear us

This Burns Night, as you clear your throat before launching into a well-practiced rendition of Tam O'Shanter or 'Holy Willie's Prayer', be sure to mind your Ps and Qs, or should that be your Rs and CHs?

Aye Write! Book festival brings the best to Glasgow

Top authors, avid readers, and book lovers open latest chapter in city's literary love affair.

Burns love poems – Burns & the lassies

It could be argued that, for Burns, the lassies tended to be a fatal attraction. However, the legacy is in a canon of love poetry that spans the range of emotions from celebration of physical intimacy, through the pain of loss and separation, to the celebration of enduring friendship.

Edinburgh Festivals

Edinburgh is Scotland's shining capital city: a place packed with history from its castle to its palace and every wynd and close in between.

Edinburgh International Book Festival

Edinburgh is the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, and home to the Edinburgh International Book Festival – the perfect fit.

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature

Few people realise that, outside of London, Edinburgh has more literary associations than any other part of Britain.

In the words of the Bard | Robert Burns quotes

Scotland's national poet Robert Burns is celebrated throughout the world. The universal and timeless appeal of his words has spoken to people across the globe down through the years. Here are a few well-known quotations by the Bard.

Language

English is the main language spoken in Scotland today and has been the since the 18th Century. However, there are a wide range of different languages, accents and dialects spoken across the country.

Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. icon_arrow-up Created with Sketch. Combined Shape Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Page 1 Created with Sketch. Page 1 Created with Sketch. MAP/CLOSE Created with Sketch. MAP/CLOSE Created with Sketch. instagram circle black Created with Sketch. youtube black circle Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Group Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. Created with Sketch. arrow copy Created with Sketch. arrow copy Created with Sketch. i Created with Sketch. Fill 1 Created with Sketch. Fill 1 Created with Sketch. Triangle Created with Sketch. Triangle Created with Sketch. Triangle Created with Sketch. Triangle Created with Sketch. Triangle Created with Sketch. Timeline Created with Sketch.