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CoverA Guide to the Royal Mile

Edinburgh's Historic Highway

Gordon Wright
also by Gordon Wright:

Orkney from Old Photographs
A Guide to the Royal Mile seventh edition
isbn 9780903065887 rrp 2.50 paperback illustrated 48 pages sixth edition

This informative guide to the Old Town of Edinburgh is illustrated with photographs and prints telling the story of this ancient thoroughfare from the earliest recorded times.

Now out of print and replaced by the 7th edition, some copies are available at a reduced price of 1.80 (plus 10% p & p) to customers who contact us directly.


Gordon Wright was born in Edinburgh in 1942 and educated in the city. He served an apprenticeship in the camera department of John Bartholomew & Sons Ltd before moving to W & A K Johnston & Co and then Banks & Co. In his spare time he illustrated and designed the nationalist quarterly magazine Catalyst and published books of Scottish poetry. In 1973 he left the printing industry and set up business as an independent publisher. Over the next three decades he published many books by Scottish writers. He is also an accomplished photographer and has had two exhibitions of his work: 'Glisk: Photographs of the Scottish Literati' at the Netherbow, Edinburgh, in 1979 and 'The Write Stuff' at the National Library of Scotland in 2001. In 1993 he received the Oliver Brown Award for services to Scotland. In 2013 he published the first volume of A Great Idea at the Time, his memoirs (available as an illustrated ebook for iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone from iTunes).