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At times humorous, at other times the erudite lecturer, John was able to mix accurate, informative and fascinating detail into a broader narrative of Edinburgh's fascinating history–famous and infamous alike. The only drawback to the tour was that it had to end. Like a really, really good movie, you just wanted to rewind the show and start it all over again right away.

Daniel Thornton
Filmmaker/College Professor

“We were advised to get in touch with Tartan Umbrella because of their reputation for taking a broad idea and skilfully working it up into a memorable and perfectly executed tour. Boy, did we make a great choice!”

Ernest & Wilma Johnston,
‘World Travellers’