We have great stuff – colouring books

Sound Chamber

Two colouring books featuring fantastic images from our University of Edinburgh Centre for Research Collection are available on a CC BY licence for anyone to download, print, and colour-in.

The colour-in images have been created by our Interactive Content team and attendees at Adult colouring workshops run by the team and student interns.

The books are available to download in PDF format, and are also available in high-resolution (300 dpi) in Flickr albums.

We have great stuff colouring book – volume one (6.04 MB PDF)

‘We have great stuff’ colouring book – volume two (3.52 MB PDF)

Colouring book Flickr album (volume one)

Colouring book Flickr album (volume two)

The creators of these colouring boos would love to see folks amazing colouring efforts by using the following hashtags on social media: #WeHaveGreatStuff #WeAreEdinburgh

They also created open licensed videos about the book creation process including tutorials on how to use Sketchpad to create your very own colouring in images. Or you can download your own copy of the workshop participant’s handbook. This step-by-step guide will help you transform photographs from the collection into new artworks. The tutorial can be completed in approximately one-hour and requires no commercial software, licence or installation.

Marta’s Illustrations – Playlist

Click here to view or download Marta’s Illustrations playlist directly on Media Hopper Create

 Sketchpad Tutorials – Playlist

Click here to view or download Sketchpad tutorials playlist directly on Media Hopper Create

Promotional videos – Playlist

Click here to view or download the promotional videos directly on Media Hopper Create

But wait, there’s more!

The Interactive Content team have created a wealth of resources around this project including open licensed blogs or the processes, activities, and outcomes of the colouring book creation, an interactive treasure map showing the locations linked to images in the colouring book, mental wellbeing resources, and information about further events.

Click here to go to the Interactive Content Team’s colouring book info page



This project was supported by alumni and friends of the University of Edinburgh through the Student Experience Grants scheme.

Student Experience Grants

Additional funds were kindly provided by an IAD Action Fund regular grant and Festival of Creative Learning funding.

Action Fund regular grants

Festival of Creative Learning



Header Image:Sound Chamber, Original photograph: Peter Tuffy, Illustration: Kirsty Ross, CC BY