Siege of Athlone 1690 (extract)

By: Dr Graeme S Millen

Pickets, Bombardments and Spies: The Siege of Edinburgh Castle (18th March-15th June 1689) On a brisk and clear night, 25th March 1689, a soldier stood

By: Jill Harrison, Jean Guild Grant Awardee

The two year Reviving the Trinity Stones project will be an exciting combination of a treasure hunt and jigsaw puzzle.. It is enabled by a

By: Charlie Ellis, Jean Guild Grant awardee

Capturing vanishing Edinburgh history The Old Edinburgh Club has a mission to uncover and capture vanishing evidence of Edinburgh’s history. Table tennis is, I believe,

The Queen's Lender cover
Edward Duvall

By: Edward Duvall

The eponymous hero of this historical novel is George Heriot, jeweller to Queen Anna of Denmark, consort of James VI. The story extends from Edinburgh

10 Scotland Street book cover
Edward Duvall

By: Edward Duvall

by Leslie Hills (Edinburgh: Scotland Street Press, 2023) Book review by Edward Duvall I found reviewing this book a great treat. Leslie Hills has lived

Bodysnatcher cover

We were approached by Ringwood Publishing in Glasgow asking if we would review a new novel by Carol Margaret Davison, Bodysnatcher. We took up this

Phoebe Traquairs murals Catholic Apostolic Church

By: Patricia Jones

On 9 June, 10 members of the OEC enjoyed a spectacular visit to the converted church that is the Mansfield Traquair Centre at 15 Mansfield

The Edinburgh Skating Club (review)

By: Peter Graham

Michelle Sloan’s debut adult novel, The Edinburgh Skating Club (Polygon 2022) skilfully combines two narratives, one set in 18th century Edinburgh and the other in

By: Edward Duvall

They are back! After four months in the recent National Museum of Scotland’s paying exhibition, ‘Anatomy A matter of Death and Life’, the Arthur Seat’s