Scottish LGBTQ+ History Walking Tour

Events (lgbt, storytelling)

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  • Outside the Traverse Theatre - Meeting Point
  • 12:00
  • Aug 31
  • 3 hours
  • Suitability: 14+ (Guideline)
  • Country: United Kingdom - Scotland
  • Group: Hannah Mackay Tait of Scotland with Hannah
  • Warnings and additional info: Contains distressing themes, Involves walking, More information
  • Accessibility: May not apply to all performances. You'll find more information about accessibile performances and how to book tickets in the accessibility tab below.
  • Babes in arms policy: Babies do not require a ticket
  • Policy applies to: Children under 2 years

Description

Join local tour guide Hannah Mackay Tait for a 3-hour walk through Scottish LGBTQ+ history. From a 17th-century king and a 19th-century trans doctor to the radical booksellers and activists of the 1980s, Edinburgh is packed with hidden queer history. Hear about the social spaces of the past and how LGBTQ+ people are thriving in Scotland. It's everything Maggie Thatcher didn't want you to learn at school and more! Ticket includes takeaway drink and snack at a local independent cafe during our break. NB: tour finishes at Broughton Street and doesn't return to meeting point.

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General venue access

  • Accessible entry: The show is a walking tour and so the accessibility of the route will vary depending on an audience member’s mobility or the type of wheelchair being used. The route is 7km in length – steps and stairs have been avoided but there are slopes and sections of pavement that may be difficult for some. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions about access.
  • Wheelchair access type: Wheelchair accessible (please contact the venue for more information)

  • Stairs: Information not supplied

Each venue can contain several space with different accessibly information. Visit the venue page for full venue accessibility info


How and when to make an access booking

Our access tickets service is available to anyone who:

  • Would like to book specific accessibility services, e.g. a hearing loop, audio description headsets, captioning units, seating in relation to the location of the BSL interpreter
  • Requires extra assistance when at a venue
  • Has specific seating requirements
  • Is a wheelchair user
  • Requires a complimentary personal assistant ticket to attend a performance

Joe H 31 days ago

We really enjoyed our tour. Hannah was very friendly and knowledgeable. We learn a lot of new facts and information. Don't be put off by the length of the tour - it is well-paced and there is a rest opportunity at a lovely café halfway round. I would really recommend this tour.


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