Scotland - Edinburgh prepares for Robert Louis Stevenson Day

Edinburgh (Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann), the capital city of Scotland (Alba) is preparing to celebrate Robert Louis Stevenson Day. This is an annual celebration and an important date on Edinburgh’s literary calendar. It marks the birthday of the Edinburgh writer with a week full of events leading up to the date.

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (13 November 1850 – 3 December 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most notable works include Treasure Island, A Child's Garden of Verses, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. This year, 2016 marks 130 years since the publication of Kidnapped. Further details of events can be seen on the Edinburgh City of Literature website.

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