Royal Scottish Academy

The Royal Scottish Academy is the country’s national academy of art. It promotes contemporary Scottish art. Founded in 1819 as the Royal Institution for the Encouragement of the Fine Arts in Scotland, in 1826 it was named the Scottish Academy, and it became the Royal Scottish Academy on being granted a royal charter in 1838.

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The Scottish National Gallery is the national art gallery of .

Edinburgh Castle is a historic fortress which dominates the skyline of , the capital city of , from its position on the Castle Rock.

The Scott Monument is a Victorian Gothic monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott.

The University of Edinburgh, founded in 1582, is the sixth oldest university in the English-speaking world and one of 's ancient universities.

St Giles' Cathedral, or the High Kirk of Edinburgh, is a parish church of the Church of Scotland located in the of .

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The Old Town is the name popularly given to the oldest part of 's capital city of .

The New Town is a central area of , the capital of Scotland.

The Moray Estate in was an exclusive early 19th century building venture attaching the west side of .

Tollcross is a major road junction to the south west of the city centre of , which gives its name to the surrounding area.

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