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A list of Citizendium articles, and planned articles, about Edinburgh.
See also changes related to Edinburgh, or pages that link to Edinburgh or to this page or whose text contains "Edinburgh".

Subtopics - Places

  • Developing Article Arthur's Seat: The plug of a long extinct volcano that forms the largest hill in Edinburgh. [e]
  • Stub Royal Palace of Holyroodhouse: An official residence of the monarch, located in Edinburgh, Scotland. [e]
  • Developing Article John Knox House: 15th century town house in Edinburgh, it displays exhibits about John Knox. [e]
  • Developing Article Greyfriars Bobby: Nineteenth-century Syke Terrier in Edinburgh, Scotland who became famous for keeping vigil by his master's grave every day (barring extreme weather) for fourteen years. [e]
  • Developing Article Greyfriars Kirk: Now 'Greyfriars Tolbooth & Highland Kirk', is a parish kirk (church) of the Church of Scotland and one of the oldest surviving buildings in Edinburgh outside the Old Town, built between 1602 and c.1620. [e]
  • Developing Article Scottish Parliament: Legislative body of Scotland, having authority over many aspects of Scottish political life including Health and Education; re-created by the Act of Devolution 1997. [e]
  • The Forth Bridge: Cantilever railway bridge, built in 1883-1890, that connects Edinburgh to Fife [e]
  • Developing Article Royal Mile: The streets in Edinburgh's Old Town that run from Holyrood Palace to Edinburgh Castle. [e]
  • Developing Article University of Edinburgh: Founded in 1582, one of the leading academic institutions in the UK. [e]
  • Developing Article Auld Reekie: Old nickname for Edinburgh, Scotland, meaning old smokey. [e]

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Subtopics - People

  • Developing Article Thomas Aikenhead: The last person to be executed for blasphemy in the UK. [e]
  • James Graham: (1745-1794) sexual therapist, and seller of quack remedies. [e] [1]
  • Stub John Knox: Scottish clergyman (1514-1572), leader of the Scottish Reformation and founder of Scottish Presbyterianism. [e]
  • Developing Article William Brodie: (1741 - 1788) Respectable Edinburgh citizen who led a gang of burglars and died on a gallows that he himself had designed. [e]
  • Developing Article William Burke: (1792 - 1829) Prisoner hanged in Edinburgh's Lawnmarket in 1829 for his role in the West Port Murders. [e]
  • Mary, Queen of Scots: (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1857) Mary Stuart (or Stewart), Queen of Scotland (1542–67) and queen consort of France (1559–60); forced to flee to England after a rebellion among Scottish nobles, she was finally beheaded as a Roman Catholic threat to the English throne. [e]
  • Developing Article Helen Duncan: (1897 – 1956), a Scottish medium who became the last person to be imprisoned in the United Kingdom under the Witchcraft Act of 1735. [e]
  • Developing Article Thomas Muir: (1765 – 1799) Scottish political reformer, and the most notable victim of political repression in the years after the French Revolution. [e]
  • Earl Haig: (Sir Douglas Haig, 1861–1928); during World War I, commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders from December 1915 until the Armistice. [e]
  • Developing Article Thomas Ruddiman: (1674 - 1757) Scottish classical scholar and grammarian; author of Rudiments of the Latin Tongue. [e]
  • Marie Stopes: (1880-1958), campaigner for women's rights and pioneer of birth control. [e]



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