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Arthur's Seat


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STUART McHARDY is a writer, musician, folklorist, storyteller and poet, and has lectured on many aspectes of Scottish history and culture. A prolific author, he has published several books including A New History of the Picts, Tales of Edinburgh Castle, The Quest for the Nine Maidens, On the Trail of Scotland's Myths and Legends and the Edinburgh and Leith Pub Guide.
DONALD SMITH is a storyteller, playwrite, novelist and performance poet. Born in Glasgow, he has worded in theatre and literature in Scotland since the 1970s. Donald is a founding director of the Scottish Storytelling Centre, founding director of the National Theatre of Scotland and first chair of the Literature Forum for Scotland.


Two of the city's leading storytellers... have sifted through the centuries to compile the remarkable guide to Edinburgh's famous landmark. Arthur's Seat: Journeys and Evocations draws on folklore tales and real life stories to create a unique walkers' guide to the famous ridges, crags and valleys that make up the hill. EDINBURGH EVENING NEWS

Inspired by the NVA's Speed of Light, this is a salute to the ancient tradition of storytelling, guiding the reader around Edinburgh's famous 'Resting Giant' with an exploration of the local folklore and customs. SCOTTISH REVIEW OF BOOKS

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