Alexander McCall Smith celebrates Edinburgh’s 900th anniversary in verse

Date Published: 4th July 2024

The newly knighted creator of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series marked the end of a joyous week of celebrations by presenting a poem to King Charles at a reception at Edinburgh Castle yesterday, celebrating the 900th anniversary of Scotland’s capital city. The poem appears in The Times online today and in paper.

The Times subscribers can read the poem online in full here: