An outline of a scroll with eyes

The Story Wall

Map point four:

Here on a canvas of volcanic rock we set out some of the extraordinary and the lesser-known stories of the Castle drawn from records old and new.

There’s a lot to take in and its a fast-moving story so enjoy the open space and feel free to watch a couple of times.

Don’t forget to take in the view from the Argyle Battery opposite, the first great panorama of a castle visit.

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ANIMATION: Belle Mellor (
NARRATOR: Gerda Stevenson

Performed by Hamish Brown, Lorne MacDougall (pipes) and Annemarie Klein (recorders)

Castle of Light is a co-production of Edinburgh Castle, Historic Environment Scotland, NL Productions, Doubletake Projections, Andy McGregor Design + Media, and War Productions.

Artistic Director: Andy McGregor