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Many other famous works take place in Scotland, for instance the “Da Vinci Code” by Dan Brown, in which the Rosslyn Chapel is mentioned, a chapel in the suburbs of Edinburgh characterized by a strong symbolism. Or the famous cult film “Trainspotting”.

And finally, Edinburgh was the hometown of the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, author of the book Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde, as well as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who created the famous character of Sherlock Holmes.

Also born in Edinburgh

  • the politician and economist Adam Smith
  • the scientist Alexander Graham Bell
  • the writer Arthur Conan Doyle
  • the philosopher David Hume
  • the soldier Douglas Haig
  • the author of Trainspotting Irwine Welsh
  • the physician James Clerk Maxwell
  • the father of geology James Hutton
  • the writer Robert Louis Stevenson
  • the actor Sean Connery
  • the former British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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