About

We offer historical walking tours of Edinburgh’s UNESCO Heritage Listed Old Town (Auld Toun in Scots). Discover the people behind Edinburgh’s stories.

Auld Toun Walking Tours was founded in 2018 by writer and teacher, Steve Porter. He is a 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.

 

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Steve studied History at the University of Edinburgh and is currently undertaking a Celtic Studies course. He guides the tours and has First Aid Training from the Red Cross (2018).

Watch Beyond the Haar, narration written by Steve
Find out about the short film The Water Rats written by Steve
Buy Steve’s writing
Read Steve Porter’s World of Books blog

Auld Toun Walking Tours donates 10p from every ticket sold to The Rock Trust, an Edinburgh charity who work with young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

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