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Sherlock Holmes Scotland - celebrating 125 years of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories

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14 October 2017 marks the 125th anniversary of the publication of the first collection of Sherlock Holmes stories - and Edinburgh, the home city of author Arthur Conan Doyle, has a programme of special events to celebrate.

The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes was first published on 14 October 1892 and this autumn, the city of Edinburgh remembers its creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was born in the city in 1859. 

The Real Sherlock Holmes Walking Tour 

Take a step back in time to Victorian Edinburgh, and join Sherlock Holmes on a walking tour to discover the hidden history and forgotten places where the Holmes legend really began.

Learn about how, as a young medical student, Arthur Conan Doyle met the man who would inspire the idea of a new kind of fictional detective, and visit the Sherlock Holmes statue on Picardy Place, and site of Arthur Conan Doyle's birth. 

Ticket price: From £16.00 (16+) To book, visit the tour website.

The Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour 

In 1996 this award-winning tour was the first literary tour launched in Edinburgh. The guides will lead you on a brilliant and witty dramatic tour through the wynds, courtyards and pubs of Edinburgh's Old and New Town. 

Ticket price: From £12.00. Visit the tour website.

Scottish International Storytelling Festival, throughout Scotland 

20 – 31 October 2017 

Enjoy twelve days of storytelling events in Edinburgh and beyond. 

This festival demonstrates how the traditional art of storytelling is more vital than ever in connecting people worldwide, across cultures, places and generations.There are a wide range of performances, workshops, talks and children’s events to enjoy.

More information at TRAC Scotland.

For more inspiration on Scottish authors and literatures, go to the Visit Scotland website.

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