I'm Zakia, the founder of Invisible Cities, an organisation that trains people who have experienced homelessness to be tour guides. I am passionate about Edinburgh and everything it has to offer.
Invisible Cities is a social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city. We offer alternative tours of Edinburgh, all focused on what our guides are passionate about! We use 100% of our profits for the development of our guides or to give back to the community.
This tour will be led by one of Invisible Cities guides- no matter their gender because we are ALL feminists. The tour will start on the Grassmarket and will finish at the Scottish Parliament. Along the way, you will hear stories of: Maggie Dickson The original Edinburgh Body Snatchers JK Rowling Elsie Inglis Jesse King Clarinda And MORE. You will also hear about social enterprises and…
The meeting point is in front of Maggie Dickson's Pub (exact address is 92 Grassmarket).
warm jacket (This is Scotland!)
Umbrella (This is Scotland!)
We will start on the Grassmarket and end at the Scottish Parliament. After hearing about Maggie Dickson's story, you will discover the Grassmarket Community Project and will go up to Greyfriar's Cemetery where you will be told about Edinburgh's first body snatchers but also about the representation of women throughout the city. We will then go down the Royal Mile, to learn about JK Rowling, and her Rags to Riches story.