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To celebrate World Book Day 2016, we'd like to take you on a journey from the very earliest scrolls, to the first libraries, printing and newspapers, to the e-readers of today. Take a look at our Book History infographic to find out how much our current books have progressed since 2400 BCE.
With a canon including Robert Louis Stevenson, Arthur Conan Doyle, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh, Edinburgh has continually been at the forefront of literature and in 2004, it was named the world's first ever UNESCO City of Literature.
But how well do you know our literary greats and their works? Take our quiz to find out if you're more Doyle or dunce!
For three weeks in August, arts and entertainment take centre stage in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival - the largest arts festival in the world.
Apply for the University of Edinburgh Summer School before 18 March and have the chance to win an amazing weekend tour of the Scottish Highlands for you and a friend!
The Edinburgh International Film Festival: the time when Edinburgh rolls out its red carpets and welcomes a host of celebrities, directors, producers and film moguls to town to celebrate the best of world cinema.
Visit Edinburgh in August and you’ll see sights you never imagined: a fancy-dress cow sunbathing in the meadows, a ballerina in full costume buying her lunch in a sandwich shop on Nicholson Street. Anything goes in August as Festival fever envelops the city; you’ll find it impossible not to get swept up in the atmosphere.
Edinburgh is considered to be the ‘birthplace’ of the Scottish Enlightenment; a period of 18th century Scottish history which was characterised by the outpouring of new intellectual and scientific ideas.
As July is the warmest month in the capital – with the average temperature approaching a whopping 20 °C – some may say that it is the best time to visit Edinburgh and study at the Summer School.
June sees the start of the UK summer, the beginning of Edinburgh’s summer Festival season and – of course – the Summer School 2016. Though Edinburgh is a popular destination all year round, the city’s tourist season really kicks off in June. Considering the range of activities, events and opportunities the city has to offer during the summer months it’s not hard to see why.