Invisible (Edinburgh) is a social enterprise that trains individuals who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides while offering alternative, socially minded tours of the city.
Tour revenue will be invested in providing support for Invisible (Edinburgh)'s tour guides, who have all been affected by homelessness.
Any day by appointment
4 to 12
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Paul, an Edinburgh local, will give you a tour of Leith, a buzzing port district located in the northern part of the city which is rich in local history. Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural worlds of Leith and Shore, two of Edinburgh’s most famous neighborhoods while you listen to to Paul’s own story detailing his life growing up and living in Leith. Learn about the history of the “Trainspotting Generation,” the young people who were affected by the area’s pervasive heroin addiction issue through Paul’s passionate explanation of literature and films surrounding the topic. Your adventure will begin at Kirkgate, one of the oldest streets in the district where you will learn about the most iconic buildings in Leith and progress as Paul brings alive the stories of Leith’s most famous characters, guiding you through your truly unique experience of some of Edinburgh’s most historic and colorful areas.
Please note: This tour generally requires a minimum of 4 participants. Your reservation may only be confirmed once the minimum number is reached.
Kirkgate – (By Queen Victoria Statue) EH6 6AD, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
To train individuals who have been affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides while offering alternative, socially minded tours of the city.
Train tour guides: self-development, history, story-telling
Provide tours of the city