Celebrating the works of Robert Louis Stevenson

Photo courtesy of C-monster/ Flickr

Photo courtesy of C-monster/ Flickr


One of Scotland’s greatest  writers is being recognised with a week-long celebration in Edinburgh.

Robert Louis Stevenson who is well known for his famous books such as Jekyll and Hyde and The Bottle Imp was born in Edinburgh in 1850. This year’s celebrations will mark his 165th birthday.

Since its inception in 2009 the Robert Louis Stevenson celebrations have grown from a one-day event to a whole festival in the writer’s honour. This year the celebrations will  include 38 public exhibitions, talks, performances, walks, and family events at 23 venues across the city.

The theme this year is Stevenson on Stage and Screen, an apt choice as the most recent adaption of Jekyll and Hyde is currently showing on ITV.




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