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The burial ground of Greyfriars Kirk houses the graves of many notable historical figures including the poet Allan Ramsay, the geologist James Hutton and the architect William Adam.
An exhibition of unique watercolour paintings completed by Ross on his travels around Scotland and England, focusing on landmark domestic and ecclesiastical buildings.
William Burke and William Hare committed a series of murders in Edinburgh in the late 1820's. Their victims' bodies were sold to be used for dissection to Dr Robert Knox.

Our Town Stories – Edinburgh

Explore Edinburgh’s history through images and maps from the collections of Edinburgh Libraries. Discover the city’s past by reading the stories of its people, places and city life.