Invisible Cities is a Social Enterprise. This means they are a social business with a social conscience. They don't believe in labels or stereotypes and want to show that everyone has great potential, a fact reflected in the tour guides.
They train people affected by homelessness to become walking tour guides of their own city and offer these alternative tours. The training focuses on confidence building, public speaking and customer service. We are delighted to be supporting these individuals and giving you the opportunity to learn about this fascinating subjects.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant cultural worlds of Leith and Shore, two of Edinburgh’s most famous neighborhoods while you listen to to Paul’s own story detailing his life growing up and living in Leith. Learn about the history of the “Trainspotting Generation,” the young people who were affected by the area’s pervasive heroin addiction issue through Paul’s passionate explanation of literature and films surrounding the topic. Your adventure will begin at Kirkgate, one of the oldest streets in the district where you will learn about the most iconic buildings in Leith and progress as Paul brings alive the stories of Leith’s most famous characters, guiding you through your truly unique experience of some of Edinburgh’s most historic and colorful areas.