The RLS Website was launched on 13 November 2009 to celebrate Stevenson’s birthday. The launch was held at the National Library of Scotland, who displayed the original Treasure Island map.Speakers included Sir David Edward of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Vice Principal Robin Mackenzie of Edinburgh Napier University, Prof Linda Dryden, Dr Hilary Grimes, Callum Egan, Dr John Cairney, Prof Roderick Watson, Prof Richard Dury and Prof Robert-Louis Abrahamson. Drinks, canapés and a Stevenson birthday cake was served, and guests had the opportunity to look at the website.
Original BBC Press coverage at the start of the project
RLS Website launch on STV (Scottish Television)
Website launch in The Telegraph
Website Launch in The Scotsman
RLS Wesbite Launch in the Edinburgh Evening News
Website Launch in the Daily Record
Website launch on Abe Books
Website Launch on Edinburgh City Libraries website
The RLS Website received 21 000 hits on RLS’s birthday on 13 November 2010!