Scotland, by books – Discover the books set in Scotland

Books have the incredible ability to transport us to another time and place, whether a fictional world or real-life location. Exploring a place through literature is a magical experience, where every page turned reveals new landscapes and cultures. 

Scotland has a wealth of places that have inspired authors. From the windswept moors of the Highlands to the cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Old Town, explore the landscapes that have sparked the imaginations of countless authors from Scotland and across the globe, by discovering some of the best books set in Scotland.

A stack of books from famous Scottish authors

Scotland, by Books

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The Scottish regions that have inspired literature

There are so many Scottish regions which have inspired great literature. Here are some of the best examples. 


Central Belt

Southern Uplands

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