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Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits: A handy wee stocking filler!

‘A celebration of the city and its enduring love affair with music and musicians, venues and shops, one which will spark the remembrance of unique, high-octane experiences for all of us’ – Ian Rankin

‘A fascinating and witty look at Edinburgh’s Music History’ – Bruce Findlay

‘A briliant snapshot of rock and pop in Edinburgh’ – Stuart Cosgrove

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If you’re looking for a stocking filler for the music fan in your life, our handy pocket/stocking-sized book Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits should fit the bill…and it’s under a tenner…by a penny. Discover Edinburgh’s hidden music heritage with this eye-opening guide to the city’s musical milestones, famous gigs, infamous incidents and colourful characters. From folk to funk, pop to punk, this compilation of bite-sized stories shines a light on the key people, venues and gigs that have shaped the city’s music scene. From Bowie to the Bay City Rollers, Edinburgh’s Greatest Hits touches on the big names as well as revealing some lesser-known legends and tall tales.

The book is a collaboration with our sister organisation, Edinburgh Music Tours and Edinburgh Music Lovers, two organisations that promote the past, present and future of music in the Scottish capital: Ian Rankin very kindly wrote the foreword.

“From The Beatles to David Bowie to homegrown stars, a wonderful new book celebrates Edinburgh’s musical history” The Herald

“Reclaims the Scottish capital as the birthplace of the country’s thriving live music industry” The Scotsman

“A brilliant pocket sized guide packed full of fascinating bite-sized stories” BBC Scotland Radio Afternoon Show

Published by Birlinn priced £9.99, available from all good bookshops and available to order here