Category: Edinburgh

Video/ The Mystery of the Miniature Coffins: Burke and Hare

Video/ The Mystery of the Miniature Coffins: Burke and Hare.

In 1836, 17 miniature coffins were discovered buried on the slopes of Arthur’s Seat in Edinburgh. No-one knows for sure who buried them, or why – could they be linked to the notorious murders carried out by Burke and Hare, just eight years before the coffins were unearthed? In this short film, George Dalgleish, Keeper of Scottish History and Archaeology at National Museums Scotland, and Andrew Henderson, Creative Director at Cadie’s and Witchery Tours, explore the grisly story of Burke and Hare, and explain how the coffins may be connected. Discover the full story at www.nms.ac.uk/arthursseatcoffins

Video/ Ian Rankin: Why I live in Edinburgh

Ian Rankin

Video/ Ian Rankin: Why I live in Edinburgh.

Continuing Heriot-Watt’s interview with Ian Rankin, he discusses why, out of all the countries and cities he could live in, he has chosen Edinburgh. This video forms part of our interview with Ian about Dame Muriel Spark, Heriot-Watt graduate and author of, amongst other works, the Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. To find out more, download the Heriot-Watt University alumni magazine at http://bit.ly/1OceSpR www.hw.ac.uk/alumni