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Globally renowned author Alexander McCall Smith has been recognised in a new public art installation unveiled today (tues). The art wall, which forms part of the new Atria Edinburgh office development that is being developed and funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, features a quote* from the Edinburgh based author in celebration of his acclaimed works that have helped profile the capital city around the globe.

Globally renowned author Alexander McCall Smith has been recognised in a new public art installation unveiled today (tues). The art wall, which forms part of the new Atria Edinburgh office development that is being developed and funded by the City of Edinburgh Council, features a quote* from the Edinburgh based author in celebration of his acclaimed works that have helped profile the capital city around the globe.

Book Sculpture with Ian Rankin (c) City of Literature Trust - Photographer Chris Scott

Book Sculpture with Ian Rankin (c) City of Literature Trust - Photographer Chris Scott

Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust

Promoting literary Edinburgh, the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature.

Building upon the honour conferred by UNESCO in 2004 in designating Edinburgh the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature. We are an independent organisation that works in partnership, providing a focus and coordination for literary activity, promoting Edinburgh nationally and internationally as a place of literature. We promote literary Edinburgh, encourage involvement in Scotland’s literature and develop literary partnerships around the world through a network of Cities of Literature. Our programmes – including the citywide reading campaign – focus on participation, learning, advocacy and nurturing creativity.

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