'Palimpsest: Literary Edinburgh' originally arose out of the idea of creating an innovative new way of engaging people with literature to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the University of Edinburgh's English Literature department, the oldest in the world. Read more

To use, simply open the site in your smartphone or tablet's browser and hit 'start'. Once you've set your preferences and clicked 'allow' when asked to share your location, you can walk around Edinburgh and see what you discover.

New: Use Palimpsest from the comfort of your own home! Start a journey to see how.

Coming soon: Contribute texts to Literary Edinburgh, or create your own experiences, anywhere you like! Watch this space.

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