The Auld Toun Blog explores Edinburgh’s stories and gives updates about our latest news.
Auld Toun Walking Tours is the creation of Steve Porter. He is a teacher, screenwriter, author of political/football/travel fiction, poetry and short stories.
Steve loves a good story and enjoys creating tours that delve into Edinburgh’s history – one tour, one story, one focus. Steve was captivated by the story of Burke and Hare and created the tour Evil Deeds: Burke and Hare, researching and writing the tour over six months. This tour examines Edinburgh’s social history and the fascinating story of serial killers Burke and Hare – murder, greed and deception.
Steve studied History at the University of Edinburgh and is currently undertaking a Celtic Studies course.