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VisitScotland to launch literary map

18th February 2011

A guide to help people explore the sites important to Scotland's literary heritage is to be launched by VisitScotland and Glasgow University next week.

Literary Scotland: A Traveller's Guide was written by Professor Alan Riach and highlights 60 literary attractions across the country, including the birthplaces and homes of Scotland's most famous writers.

Featured in the guide are Loch Katrine, which is the setting for Sir Walter Scott's poem 'The Lady of the Lake', the castle which partly inspired Bram Stoker's Dracula and the woodlands linked with Beatrix Potter's Peter Rabbit stories.

Professor Riach commented: 'I've included many familiar and also many unfamiliar names and places: Burns and Scott and MacDiarmid are all there of course, but also Mary MacLeod and Catherine Carswell, John Buchan and Irvine Welsh, Duncan Ban MacIntyre and Liz Lochhead.'

The guide will be made available on the websites of the two organisations, as well as those of the Association for Scottish Literary Studies and Creative Scotland, from Monday (February 21st). A physical version will also be offered through VisitScotland's information centres.

Earlier this month, Scottish culture minister Fiona Hyslop shelved plans to establish a Scottish Academy of Literature involving some of the country's top writers.
 

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