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If you know of any new publications relating to gravestones or graveyards, please send details to An archive contains information about books and articles previously featured on this page (get download)

Edinburgh Graveyards Guide by Michael Turnbull, Scottish Cultural Press, ISBN 1 898218 16 1. Price £8.99. 224 pages, fully illustrated with over 200 maps, sketches and photographs

This welcome updated edition of a well-loved and informative book will allow new readers to discover more about the rich history of Edinburgh graveyards. Featured sites include Edinburgh Castle, Greyfriars, St Giles, Canongate, Holyrood, Old Calton and New Calton. A companion volume, the Glasgow Graveyard Guide will be available in Sept 2006.

Forthcoming... the book on the Southern Necropolis The City Of The Dead is currently being updated and will be available around September 2006, if you are interested in being added to the order list for the book then please email your contact details to The new edition will be an interesting and unique publication....make sure you reserve a copy.... For more information visit

Page last updated August 2006