Posts Tagged: edinburgh

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Missing Manuscript

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle left an original manuscript of a Sherlock Holmes story to his daughter, who in turn left it to the Nation of Scotland. Then the manuscript sat in a bank vault. Conan Doyle studied medicine in Edinburgh and wanted to leave part of his legacy there, but no museum was specified, leaving the manuscript’s final destination in limbo while potential homes vied for it.

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Yarn-Bombing

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A “mystery knitter” has taken to the streets in Edinburgh, protesting the city’s tram system.

The form of protest is being called “yarn-bombing,” which involves crafty individuals knitting signs of protest, rather than the traditional picket signs or graffiti. Not all yarn-bombing is done in protest, however, some people add their knittings to benches and other public areas to spruce up the local scenery.

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The Rumpus Interview with Alasdair Gray

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Writer and artist Alasdair Gray is his own best nightmare. It took the modern Scottish bard twenty-five years to finish Lanark: A Life in Four Books (1981), his fat, strangely inspirational novel of urbanism gone awry.

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