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Old Edinburgh | Robert Louis Stevenson

Explore Edinburgh in the time of

Robert Louis Stevenson

Edinburgh during the Victorian period was a time of change. Migrants were arriving in the city from rural areas and from Ireland. Living conditions for many people were appalling, especially in the Old Town. New inventions and new industries were changing the way the world worked and how people lived their lives. It was also the great age of philanthropy, economic growth and city expansion.

Edinburgh was also the backdrop to many great works of literature, and was the home of Robert Louis Stevenson, the author of ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’. This was a work that was partly inspired by events, characters and places he knew growing up. Children will be introduced to the story, and have an opportunity to visit and experience Stevenson’s Old Town.

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The Jekyll and Hyde City

Old Edinburgh | Robert Louis Stevenson

This new Primary material, targeting children from P5 – P7, contains lessons plans, introductory classroom teaching notes, a range of media resources and classroom-based tasks for children, and a fun trail through Victorian Edinburgh which takes in buildings and places associated with the Victorian age.

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Old Edinburgh

Jacobites to Geniuses

This new Primary material, targeting children from P5 – P7, contains lessons plans, introductory classroom teaching notes, a range of media resources and classroom-based tasks for children, and a fun trail through Georgian Edinburgh which takes in buildings and places associated with the Jacobite and Scottish Enlightenment period.


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Old Edinburgh in the time of Mary, Queen of Scots

During the period covered by this material, Edinburgh witnessed the turbulent and often violent events associated with the reign of Mary Queen of Scots. This new Primary material, targeting children from P5 – P7, contains a range of media resources for children.


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