National Library Of Scotland

National Library Of Scotland

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The National Library of Scotland is the world's leading centre for the study of Scotland and the Scots. We are a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance.

You can see collection items online, and hundreds more digital resources may be available if you register. Anyone can get a library card to consult material in our reading rooms.

The National Library of Scotland is a registered Scottish Charity. Scottish Charity No. SC011086

Upcoming Events at National Library Of Scotland

Celebrating Cordelia Fine

Celebrating Cordelia Fine

31st March 2018 - 30th April 2018
Come along to the National Library of Scotland to see a display of items relating to Prof Cordelia Fine, recipient of the 2018 Edinburgh Medal.
Tradfest: Stones of the Ancestors

Tradfest: Stones of the Ancestors

30th April 2018
Join Stuart McHardy and Douglas Scott and get up close and intimate with Scotland’s prehistoric monuments!
Tradfest - Burns: Musician and Poet

Tradfest - Burns: Musician and Poet

2nd May 2018
Professor Fred Freeman throws controversial light on Robert Burns status as a musician.

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Experience the unforgettable journey of War Horse, coming to the Festival Theatre in April 2018.
Feed the 1000
Changeworks: Come and join us for a free Sunday lunch! We want to feed 1000 people food that would have otherwise gone to waste by turning it into a delicious feast for all.
Spectacular Jousting
Historic Environment Scotland - Hear the thunder of hooves and the clashing of lances at our annual jousting tournament in Linlithgow.
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Experience Edinburgh’s original Farmers’ Market, The only market in Edinburgh where the farm really meets the city.

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