The new Edinburgh Makar has been honoured at a reception.
The outgoing Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca, who held the post for four years, recited her last Makar poem before Alan Spence was formally welcomed to the role by the Lord Provost.
Alan’s name is now available to view on the Edinburgh Makar commemoration plaque at the City Chambers.
Alan is the fifth writer to be awarded the title. The Edinburgh Makar is a civic post which was established by the council in 2002.