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Take time to stop, listen and consider the historic figures who stand above us - and if they should... Hear history from a range of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds Visit and listen to tales of existing and ‘missing’ statues Revealed - those

An Edinburgh History Tour Not To Be Missed

Statues are seen, often unnoticed...

On this Edinburgh tour you will explore the stories of people from history, immortalised (in bronze), but murky in people’s memories - a fighter, surgeon, scientist, philosopher, an explorer and a politician.

The story of the life behind a statue will help you to make up your mind about how ‘worthy’ a person is of its dedication. Do we look up to them and their success stories or do we look up at them and remember their failings, which can teach us as much as their successes?

History's Missing Statues

If you could dedicate a statue to someone, who would it be? What story would it tell?

Mercat Tours will take you on a journey to explore which historic figures from Edinburgh's past we’d like to place on a plinth, who we currently look up to, and whether they are all worthy of their pedestal.

You’ll finish at a statue of one of Scotland's prominent politicians during the 1700s, which was recently the subject of much debate.

We’ve partnered with the Scottish Storytelling Forum, as part of its Talking Statues project, to deliver an Edinburgh walking tour which explores Edinburgh's different statues. On the tour you'll discover how they got there, the stories behind them, and hear history from a variety of diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. 

Stories told include LGBTQ+, Black History, and Women's History.

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Mercat Tours
28 Blair Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH1 1QR
Durée
2
Hours
Transport
Walking
Type de circuit
Medium Group (17-30)
Langues
English
Thèmes
History Walking

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