Edinburgh is now a progressive modern metropolis, but it was once a cauldron of religious fanaticism and persecution and the lynchpin in the age old conflict between Scotland and England. It sent innovators to the four corners of the earth and gained fame as ‘The Athens of the North’, leading the world in philosophy, sciences, medicine, architecture, art and literature. At the same time, Edinburgh remained a den of iniquity, astonishing poverty and horrendous crime – right up until the 20th century.
Black Markers charts Edinburgh’s evolution from ancient times to the present, but with a twist. It shows you where the movers and shakers are buried and the part they played in making this one of the most fascinating cities in the world.
The truth never stays buried for ever…