Scottish Poetry Library

The Scottish Poetry Library was created by poet Tessa Ransford in 1984 to correct what she saw as the poor representation of poetry in public libraries. It now has 45000 items in its collections, with an emphasis on Scottish poetry in English, Gaelic, and lowland Scots. Since being renovated in 2015, it also houses study spaces, a sheltered reading terrace, and an events space. It is located in Crichton’s Close in Edinburgh’s Old Town in a building designed by esteemed architect Malcolm Fraser.

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