With our interactive map you can explore Ian Rankin’s Edinburgh from anywhere in the world. Visit some of the key locations found in Ian’s writing and walk in the steps of Rebus as he investigates crimes amongst the streets of his home city.
POINTS OF INTEREST
Click on a location on the map or in the navigation pane below to view an Edinburgh location key to Ian’s books. You can explore each location on Street View as well as discovering in which of Ian’s books the location appears
Fictional police officers Inspector Rebus and Malcolm Fox – who is an Inspector for the Complaints and Conduct office, the cops that investigate other cops – have gone through this door.
A basement flat on Oxford Terrace was the home of Rebus’ girlfriend Dr Patience Aitken in the early Rebus books. Rebus spends quite a lot of time there in Dead Souls, and comments in The Black Book that living with Patience on Oxford Terrace represents life on ‘the other side of the tracks’.
Stockbridge appears in many of Ian’s novels. In Set in Darkness, Siobhan and Rebus have tea in a café in Raeburn Place. That’s in the days when smoking was allowed . . . In The Falls, Rebus tracks Donald Devlin through the streets of Stockbridge before both tumble into the freezing Water of Leith.