The Canongate Kirkyard is the last resting place of many famous and interesting people.   For information about some of them and a downloadable map click  Canongate Kirk Map and Guide
View the Kirkyard with this 360 degree tour created by
There are also a number of themed burial trials you can download with podcasts  you can listen to:

Scotland and the World   
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Listen to podcast with Marco Biag

The Enlightenment            
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Listen to podcast with Donald Smith

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Listen to podcast with Alexander McCall Smith

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Listen to podcast with Neil Gardner

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Listen to podcast with Liz O’Malley


(The trails were illustrated by Carmen Moran and researched by Eric Drake. Support for the initiative has come from the Edinburgh World Heritage Green Heritage Project, funded by the Climate Challenge Fund.)

For information about Canongate War Memorials click Canongate War Memorials

The Kirkyard, like other burial grounds in Edinburgh, is owned by the City of Edinburgh Council and is managed and maintained by their Bereavement Services, based at Mortonhall Crematorium, 30B Howdenhall Road, Edinburgh EH16 6TX  Email: [email protected]

Surviving historical burial records for the Kirkyard are held by National Records of Scotland. Digitised versions of these records can be viewed at the Scotland”s People Centre at General Register House, 2 Princes Street, Edinburgh EH1 3YY or through the website
The Gravestone Photographic website has images (taken by volunteers) and transcriptions of over 200 gravestones in the kirkyard. The website’s monument list for the Canongate Kirkyard is at

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