RLS Day is a city wide celebration of the work and life of Scotland's greatest writer Robert Louis Stevenson, and marks his birthday, the 13 November. Each year special events are held throughout the city including walks, talks, afternoon tea and plays.

A highlight of this year’s RLS Day will see respected actor and Robert Louis Stevenson devotee, Nigel Planer join journalist Allan Little and author Louise Welsh to discuss the unusual travelling lifestyle that Stevenson and his family led in the keynote Edinburgh Napier University event ‘An Evening with Robert Louis Stevenson’ in Laigh Hall at Parliament House.

"The web, then, or the pattern, a web at once sensuous and logical, an elegant and pregnant texture: that is style, that is the foundation of the art of literature"

(RLS, "On Some Technical Elements of Style in Literature", Contemporary Review 47 [April 1885])

Welcome to the RLS Website - the most comprehensive web resource dedicated to Robert Louis Stevenson, designed for all: academics, school children and everybody interested in learning about RLS.

This is the place for information on Stevenson's life and works - and much more. RLS is not just the author of Treasure Island and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. Search the site, and you’ll find he’s also a poet, a playwright, a Gothicist, a historian, an anthropologist, a Victorian, and a Postmodernist. In short, an outstanding modern writer, constantly experimenting.

The RLS Site supports the new Stevenson edition, EdRLS. For latest news and more, visit the EdRLS Blog.

Get involved with the RLS Writing Competition for Senior School Students 2014-15, and find out more about RLS Day.

Robert Louis Stevenson
Courtesy of Writers Museum