Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

Discover Edinburgh's historical links with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean on this tour run by Black History Walks Edinburgh!

Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

About Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

The tour will be led by Lisa Williams, director of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association and Honorary Fellow in the department of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Hear the fascinating but little-known stories of Edinburgh's deep connections with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean from the 16th century to the present day; with a focus on the Caribbean and Edinburgh'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 around 2 hours and has some indoor rest stops along the way.

Prepare to hear stories of courtiers, entertainers and servants, soldiers, freemasons and freedom fighters, artists, teachers and so many more...and meet new friends as we chat along our route.

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment. All information (whether in text or photographs) is given in good faith but should not be relied upon as being a statement of representation or fact.

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