SPECIALLY DESIGNED HISTORY TOURS OF EDINBURGH
FOR PRIMARY SCHOOL PUPILS
Why choose us?
Guide has PVG certification
Purpose built tours for
primary school pupils
Very competitively priced
- Costs between £2 and £3 per pupil
Explore Scotland’s history with us!
Edinburgh was the stage for many fascinating
episodes in Scotland’s history. Your guide, Robert,
will take your classes on a carefully planned
exploration of places directly linked to the project
your class is undertaking.
Robert will use various props, A3 pictures and
evidence sheets with your class, encouraging your
pupils to use the evidence to make assumptions
about the past.
We believe that there’s nothing quite as motivating
as learning about history at the very places in which
it happened. Our A3 images and evidence sheets
will help your pupils understand how your tour area
has changed over time. We’re expert storytellers
and will immerse your pupils in the lives of the
people who lived here. Images, props and
historical evidence are all used to give your class a
really clear understanding of the past.
Come with us as we explore Edinburgh’s history!
“Robert was fantastic! His
excellent knowledge of
Edinburgh's history and
brilliant story telling and
sense of humour made for
a fun filled morning. We
especially enjoyed the way
Robert used old images to
allow us to visualise how
Edinburgh looked in the
past. Although I have lived
here all my life, I learned SO
MUCH about this beautiful
Catherine G - TripAdvisor
review - November 2019
OLD EDINBURGH TOUR - FIRST LEVEL
Join us on an exploration of Edinburgh’s fascinating Old Town!
Throughout the tour your pupils will work with partners to use
different types of evidence such as old maps, archive images,
cartoons and the streets as well as buildings we will see around
We’ll look at stories of famous Edinburgh people who were
Kirkyard, we’ll visit the site of a long lost prison and explore an
Old Town close. This one and a half-hour activity tour includes
stories about Greyfriars Bobby, Deacon Brodie and Mary
Queen of Scots.
Please contact us so that we can discuss
your Edinburgh tour requirements.
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Tours designed AND led
by a primary teacher
Please contact us so that we can discuss your Edinburgh tour requirements.
You can also call/text us on; 07590 026 077
EXPLORE THE OLD TOWN WITH OUR
SPECIALLY DESIGNED PRIMARY SCHOOL TOURS
Queen Mary’s Edinburgh
Take your class back in time to the Edinburgh which Mary,
Queen of Scots would have known. Your class use a variety of
pieces of historical evidence to help discover the stories of
We’ll see a replica of Mary’s tomb, where she spent some of
her childhood and we’ll walk the very streets she’d have
known. We’ll also get an opportunity to visit the site of Kirk
o’Field - the site of the assassination of Mary’s second
husband! We can, for a nominal extra fee, visit the High Kirk of
St Giles and discover what happened to Mary’s half-brother.
Old Edinburgh walking tour - Second
Our Second Level tour will take your class on an evidence-
exploring journey around parts of the Old Town.
Your pupils will work in pairs to analyse and evaluate different
pieces of historical evidence. They’ll have opportunities to
check and critique the accuracy of a variety of different
sources of evidence as they walk the streets of the Old Town.
Your class will explore Greyfriars Kirkyard, visit the
Grassmarket, West Bow and Royal Mile and an Old Town close.
We may even be able to attempt a recreation of the old prison!
Jacobites in Edinburgh in 1745
Come with us as we tour the places which played a significant
part in the story of the final Jacobite Rebellion.
Your class will use various pieces of evidence to discover what
Edinburgh was like in 1745, how the Jacobite army took the
city and how the Hanoverians and Jacobites within Edinburgh
acted during this period.
We’ll learn about some of the important people, both men and
women, who played a part in this exciting moment in
Scotland’s history and we do this at the site of the locations
they’d have known.
Life for the Victorian Poor in
There are so many resources which look at the lives of the rich
and famous Victorians…this tour will introduce your class to a
very different aspect of Victorian history.
Edinburgh’s Old Town was effectively a slum dwelling. This
tour will take your class right into the heart of the very poorest
areas. Your pupils will use various pieces of historical evidence
to unravel the forgotten stories of people who struggled to
survive in a society which did little for them. Your class will
learn about history and also citizenship issues relevant to
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