Luath Press Limited, 543/2 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2ND
Tel: 0131 225 4326

About Us


Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of The Twa Dogs Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Luath offers you distinctive writing with a hint of unexpected pleasures.

We are convinced that the mark of good writing is that it connects with the reader. Do let us have your comments, suggestions, and manuscripts.

Our View

Situated as we are right at the top of the Royal Mile, the Luath Press office has stunning views over the old and new towns of Edinburgh. 

View From Luath 

Contact Us

We can be contacted by telephone and e-mail. Office hours are 10am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.
If you wish to find out about submitting a manuscript, please first check the Submissions tab on our About Us dropdown for our submission guidellines. 

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Tel  +44 (0) 131 225 4326  ; 
E-mail Luath Enquiries

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