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ECAS 2019 Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

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Meeting Point Outside McEwan Hall

Bristo Square



United Kingdom

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The tour will be led by Lisa Williams of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association. Hear the fascinating but little-known stories of Edinburgh's deep connections with Africa and the Caribbean from Tudor times to the present day; with a focus on Enlightenment Edinburgh and Scotland's role in the Transatlantic Slave System. The walk from the New Town to the Old Town will make you see Edinburgh's statues and buildings in a whole new way! The route itself is fairly gentle, lasts up to 2 hours and has some rest stops along the way.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Suitable for 14 +

What can I bring into the event?

Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an umbrella and a lightweight anorak just in case! If the weather is bad, we will stay longer in our indoor stops along the way. Be aware hot drinks and food cannot be taken in to the National Portrait Gallery, which is our second stop.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Copyright issues

Just so you know, the Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh is a form of cultural production and has been copyrighted. Please do not duplicate the information on the walking tour map without prior permission.

Accessibility issues

We try to make the tours as accessible as possible, but please get in contact with any concerns, questions or suggestions for improvements. Currently we go up the steps by the Writers' Museum but we can take an alternative route for those who need a flat surface.

Safety issues

Please be aware that you need to be reasonably fit for the walk, and are responsible for your own safety. Taking part in the tour means you are participating at your own risk. If you have pre existing conditions that may be relevant or feel unwell during the tour, please let your guide know. You are also responsible for looking after your own belongings.

Data protection

Your privacy will be maintained at all times. We will never share or sell the information contained in our database to any third parties.

Any client may ask to see the information we hold on them and can request to be removed from our database at any time, for any reason.

We may wish to use images of participants on the tours, If you object to your image being used in this way, we must reasonably consider this and where appropriate remove the image. You will aways be made aware if any photography or video is happening and for what purpose.

Booking queries

Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event. Tickets are not transferable. There are discounts available for students and unwaged, so please ask. Unfortunately we cannot take cash during the tour at the moment due to licensing requirements.

What's the refund policy?

7 days

Do I have to bring my printed ticket?

Digital phone tickets are fine.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?


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Meeting Point Outside McEwan Hall

Bristo Square



United Kingdom

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