Community Tours


Curious Edinburgh supports community tours, and tours on the social history of Edinburgh. If you are interested in finding out more, please get in touch.

These tours are currently available on this website and on our app:

Second World War Edinburgh
Although Edinburgh was fortunate not to experience large-scale air raids during the Second World War, it has a fascinating and diverse wartime history. This tour highlights the city’s importance for a range of military forces and explores other, often neglected histories.

This tour offers a varied digest of what happened in the Granton area since medieval times with a focus on the industrial heritage throughout the 18th, 19th and 20th century. 

Bishop's CloseJewish History
Find out about the rich history of Jewish people and communities in Edinburgh in this tour of significant sites, mainly located in and around the Southside of Edinburgh, historically the heart of Jewish life in the city.
McEwan HallBrewing History
Explore the history and science of Edinburgh’s rich brewing heritage in this fun and informative tour building on the work of the Scottish Brewing Archive.
Bristo PortIndia and Edinburgh: The Old Town
Explore the history connections between India and Edinburgh across Edinburgh’s Old Town.
SIte of Scottish Naval and Military Academy.India and Edinburgh: The New Town
Explore the history connections between India and Edinburgh across Edinburgh’s New Town.
History of Charity and Civic Action
This tour offers an insight into the rich history of the third sector (charity and voluntary action) in Edinburgh.
BLM Mural Trail (Edinburgh)
In response to a recent international outpouring of support for Black Lives Matter, Scotland’s Black and Asian artists are displaying artworks on multiple arts venues and sites across Edinburgh.
UncoverED Tour
Explore a public history of the lives and experiences of students of colour at Edinburgh University throughout its history, based on research from UncoverED’s.