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Online Collections

Browse our carefully curated selection of Online Collections and discover hidden histories and insights into the city. Highlights include:

  • Best Scottish Poems collection – the Scottish Poetry Library’s annual selection of the twenty best poems by Scottish authors
  • Canmore – location information, site details and images of archaeological, architectural, maritime and industrial sites throughout Scotland
  • Edinphoto – one of the most comprehensive collections of old photographs of Edinburgh, fully catalogued and searchable (and independently produced). 
  • Pencils of Light – turn the pages of two of the earliest photograph albums ever produced
  • The Word on the Street - dating from as early as 1650, they were the tabloid newspapers of their day.

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