Here are 9 Scottish storytellers who captured our attention with their alluring tales. From the early literary romantic period through to the present day, whether the genre is fantasy, adventure, historical, romance, or social documentary, these writers all have one thing in common. They know how to tell a good story.
Includes: Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Walter Scott, J.M.Barrie, Muriel Spark, Arthur Conan Doyle, Alistair MacLean, Ian Rankin, Irvine Welsh.
Books: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and A Child's Garden of Verses, Ivanhoe, Rob Roy, Old Mortality, The Lady of the Lake, Waverley, The Heart of Midlothian and The Bride of Lammermoor, Peter Pan, Sherlock Holmes, The Guns of Navarone, Ice Station Zebra, Where Eagles Dare, Inspector Rebus, Trainspotting.
Birthplaces: Leith, Edinburgh, Cardenden, Shettleston, Kirriemuir, Alloway.