Resources in the City
The city of Edinburgh is a fantastic place for students studying in the humanities. There are many resources available, allowing you to attend workshops, events and activities throughout the year.
National Library of Scotland
The NLS is a major European research library, with collections of world-class importance. You are encouraged to register and obtain a reader's ticket for the National Library as soon as possible.
Scottish Poetry Library
The Scottish Poetry Library is a unique national resource and advocate for the art of poetry, and Scottish poetry in particular.
Scottish Storytelling Centre
The centre presents a seasonal public programme of storytelling, theatre and literature, supported by exciting visual arts, craft and multimedia exhibitions.
The Traverse Theatre is Scotland's new writing theatre. From its conception in 1963, it has embraced a spirit of innovation and risk-taking that launched the careers of many of Scotland's best-known writers including John Byrne, David Greig, David Harrower and Liz Lochhead.
Filmhouse is a world-class three screen independent cinema showing a wide range of films from all over the world, from quality crowd-pleasers and family films to esoteric arthouse works, via restored classics, retrospectives and themed seasons and festivals.
Edinburgh International Film Festival
Established in 1947, the Edinburgh International Film Festival is renowned around the world for discovering and promoting the very best in international cinema - and for heralding and debating changes in global filmmaking.
Edinburgh Festival Fringe
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world and takes place every August for three weeks in Scotland’s capital city.
Edinburgh International Book Festival
The Edinburgh International Book Festival is the largest celebration of the written word in the world.