Once upon a time, when visiting the Old Town neighbourhood of Edinburgh, you would walk from the Royal Mile down the cobbled streets that wound their way to Waverley Station. It is there that you would find Beyond Words, a small shop full of books on photography.
In Beyond Words, Neil McIlwraith’s deep passion for photography filled the shelves in great quantity and variety; great tomes of artistic, natural and historical photography sat alongside practical guides for enthusiasts. Neil also held book launches and collaborated with publishers and galleries, sharing his love for the art.
Nowadays, the store is gone, but Neil’s legacy lives on in the library at Örum, where our guests can enjoy our own small collection of photobooks, the result of too many visits over the years.
You can also find a magical range of photography at Beyond Books online.