Tall Tales of Edinburgh

The Details

Name: Tall Tales of Edinburgh

Location: National Records of Scotland

Created By: Charlie Dear

Sponsor: Essential Edinburgh

Design Inspiration

Edinburgh is a city towering with stories! From the heights of Arthur’s Seat a fearsome dragon sleeps, while in the depths of the mysterious underground Old Town, ghostly figures lurk and criminals run riot. Everywhere you turn there are myths and secrets to be uncovered beneath the everyday hustle and bustle of the quaint cobbled streets. Explore the tallest tales of the city and meet the colourful characters of legend, lore and literature – and discover the inspired authors who call this city home. What tall tales will you discover? Find them out for yourself on Charlie’s website.

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Charlie Dear

Charlie Dear is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Glasgow. Inspired by folklore, legends and fairy tales, Charlie adores Scottish heritage and seeks to bring hidden stories to life through her work. She has a passion for illustrating children’s books and enjoys creating charming, vibrant illustrations that make people smile.

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