Set amongst a grove of silver birch trees in West Princes Street Gardens, this small modest stone is a memorial to Robert Louis Stevenson one of Scotland's best known and best loved writers.
all over the world for his literary classics such as Kidnapped, Treasure
Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Stevenson's memorial
is dwarfed by the collosal Scott
Monument just yards away.
Stevenson stated in his letters that he didn't want a statue of himself and so this modest stone is appropriate to a modest man.
Stevenson died in Samoa in 1894.