The BEACON of Edinburgh was a weekly that published 38 numbers from January 6 through September 22, 1821. (It should not be confused with the short-lived, violent, Tory London weekly of the same name that published seven numbers from April to June 1822.) Three relevant reviews are reproduced in these volumes – two of Byron and one of Shelley. According to H. R. Fox Bourne, Walter Scott was involved in founding the Beacon as a Tory voice in Edinburgh, but the paper failed “through its intemperate writers being allowed to publish whatever they chose without editorial control” (English Newspapers, 1887, I, 385–386).