Tourists given free Ian Rankin novels in Edinburgh for RebusFest

Ginger and John McDonald from Oregon, USA. 
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COPIES of Ian Rankin’s novels were given away free to tourists in Edinburgh on Saturday as part of this weekend’s RebusFest.

Edinburgh’s Unesco City of Literature Trust said visitors with non-UK passports were chosen for the giveaway to welcome visitors to the Capital.

The Brown family from Tennessee L-R Rich Brown, Lisa Brown, Grant Brown 19, Aidan Brown 15.
 Picture: Andrew O'Brien

The Brown family from Tennessee L-R Rich Brown, Lisa Brown, Grant Brown 19, Aidan Brown 15. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

The team were outside Rabbie’s on Waterloo Place, before moving to outside the National Museum of Scotland on Chamber’s Street.

Ali Bowden, Director of 
Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature Trust said: “Ian Rankin’s books are part of 
what make Edinburgh the world’s first city of literature: his stories have brought joy to millions of readers and transported them into the world of Rebus.

“We want to offer the chance for visitors to our city to take home a wee piece of our city’s culture.

“I’m not sure Rebus would really relish the idea of so many holidays abroad, but we want to spread our love for him as widely as possible.”

Rachael Connelly from Pineville, Kentucky. Picture: Andrew O'Brien

Rachael Connelly from Pineville, Kentucky. Picture: Andrew O'Brien