The Evergreen Studio

The Evergreen Studio is a small friendly creative studio in a quiet courtyard right in the heart of Old Town Edinburgh. We provide flexible desk space for freelancers, ideally suited to designers, illustrators, writers and other desk-based artists and creatives. Our aim is to create an interdisciplinary space for which fosters co-working.  

Our wood workshop and laser machines are housed off site. 

The court close is directly opposite the Scottish Storytelling Centre and John Knox house and we are 5 minutes from Waverley train station. There are plenty of shops and cafés nearby. 


The Evergreen Studio is currently home to illustrators, graphic designers, web designers, event organisers and photographers. 

Tweeddale Court

Tweeddale Court is rich in history and culture.  A section of the old King's Wall, constructed in the early 15th century, runs along one side of the courtyard.  Scotland’s first ever book was published here in 1508. It is also the site of William Smellie’s 18th-century printing house, where the first edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica was published. The British Linen Company Bank, later home to Oliver & Boyd publishing, features in Robert Louis Stevenson's novel, 'Kidnapped.'  The Evergreen Studio itself is the site of the original Scottish Poetry Library, based here from 1984 – 1999.  Today, we count The List, Canongate publishers and the Saltire Society as our neighbours.