Friday 14th November


Explore your history with SCRAN – an online resources workshop

Central Library Learning Centre, Central Library, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG
2 – 4pm
Free – Booking is required. To book a place please contact Central Library Edinburgh Room on 0131 242 8030 or e-mail Edinburgh Room.

For Children

Princess Poppy with Janey Jones

Central Library Conference Room, George IV Bridge, EH1 1EG
2.30 -3.30pm
For ages 3 to 6
Free – Booking required. Free tickets will be available from Central Library two weeks before this event. Tel: 0131 242 8000


The Three and Sixpenny Doctor

A reminiscence and discussion session run by the Living Memory Association on the early days of the NHS.
Hosted by The Pelican Gallery at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Little France, EH16 4SA in conjunction with “The Dawn of a New Era” a photographic exhibition by Lothian Health Services Archive (local NHS archive repository, based in Edinburgh University Library) to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the NHS.
Free – to book a place, please contact 0131 667 0761 or e-mail Living Memory Association.

Walking Tour !!NEW EVENT!!

Walking the Walls

Edinburgh castle

Graeme Cruickshank leads a walk around the old town walls of Edinburgh. Discover surviving stretches of the three main systems – the King's Wall, the Flodden Wall, and the Telfer Wall.
Meet at NLS George IV Building . Additional tour by popular demand. Booking essential as places are limited.


Finale event

The Future of the Book

Print books or e-books? Uplift or download? Writers and readers or interactive interchange? A panel of informed people will present and discuss a range of views on this topic. Join their discussion and get thinking about what part you will play in the future of the book. Enjoy the informal atmosphere – light refreshments will be available. This event is sponsored by OCLC  and is in partnership with the National Library of Scotland
Scottish Book Trust, Sandeman House, Trunk’s Close, 55 High Street, EH1 1SR. More information ...
7pm onwards
Free  – to book a place please contact 0131 623 4675 or e-mail NLS.