National Library of Scotland
Scotland’s largest library is located in the Old Town and holds a wide array of information on Scotland's knowledge, history and culture, with millions of books, manuscripts and maps covering every subject. The library hosts occasional events such as workshops, panel discussions and debates.
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There are 6 events at this location
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Look Again: Film Heritage
Rediscover old films with screenings presented by Sheena MacDougall. Presented by the National Library of Moving Image Archive.
Look Again: Gaelic Heritage
Abigail Burnyeat (Edinburgh University Celtic and Scottish Studies) and Dòmhnall Uilleam Stiùbhart (Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, University of the Highlands and Islands) explore famous tales of Scottish Gaelic culture and who could be telling them now.
Look Again: Landscape
Stuart McHardy traces ancient myths in the archaeology of landscape, while John Murray explores how ecology and poetry combine in Litreachas Na Tìre (Literature of the Land).
Look Again: Scots Heritage
A storytelling and song session with Karine Polwart and Hamish MacDonald.
Look Again: The Jacobites
Donald Smith shares the background to his new Jacobite novel Flora McIvor, while John Malcolm and Stuart McHardy interweave songs and history about the Jacobites.
Staffa is a work for full orchestra and large screens depicting three simultaneous visions of the uninhabited Hebridean island of Staffa created by BAFTA and Grierson award-winning filmmaker Gerry Fox and acclaimed composer Ned Bigham. The piece pays homage to Mendelssohn's famous 1829 visit to the haunting Fingal's…
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Reviews & features
National Library of Scotland flooded11 Sep 2007
The National Library of Scotland (NLS) was flooded on Monday night after the sprinkler system broke down. As Scotland’s largest library, NLS holds 13 million books and priceless documents, including the Gutenberg Bible. Some 11 firefighters with…