scottish enlightenment

Edinburgh: 5 ways it changed the Scottish Enlightenment

Edinburgh in the 18th and 19th centuries was a fascinating place to say the least. The ideas, books, and discoveries that came to light in this scholarly city still have an impact on us today. To give just a small example of how our wee city changed the world, we’ve put together a list of five ways Edinburgh's ideas and inhabitants influenced this key historical period.