Edinburgh World Heritage - Stories in Stone Case Study


Stories in Stone Case Study

In 2008 EWH and Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature joined forces to create a series of new, free podcasts celebrating the literary and built heritage of the Scotland’s Capital City.

Ten podcasts were created exploring some of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks, their architectural history and curiosities and their literary links – from Calton Hill to Princes Street Gardens, The Netherbow to The Canongate, from Robert Louis Stevenson to Daniel Defoe, Ian Rankin to Quintin Jardine.

Using quotes from writers, poets and some of the classic stories inspired by the built environment of the city, the podcasts are designed to reveal some of the hidden gems and history of the city for visitors at home planning their trip.

Written by poet Stewart Conn, the podcasts are performed by Donald Smith and Shona Price. The project was funded by the Scottish Arts Council.

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