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      July 28, 2019

      Sunday   2:00 PM (on various days)

      42 Saint Andrew Square
      Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City of

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      Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh

      The tour will be led by Lisa Williams of the Edinburgh Caribbean Association. Hear the fascinating but little-known stories of Edinburgh's deep connections with Africa, Asia and the Caribbean from Tudor times to the present day; with a focus on Edinburgh and Scotland's role in the Transatlantic Slave System. The walk from the New Town to the Old Town will make you see Edinburgh's statues and buildings in a whole new way! The route itself is fairly gentle, lasts up to 2.5/3 hours and has some indoor rest stops along the way.   FAQs   Are there ID or minimum age requirements to join the tour? 14 years plus is advised because of the subject matter and length of tour. We do school visits however in September and October, with music, dance and Caribbean food added to the history presentations, so please get in touch if you work in or have a child at a school in Scotland.    What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Our meeting point is super close to both Waverley Station and St. Andrew's Bus Station. Many buses pass close by. We normally gather near the bench at the foot of the Melville Monument (Dundas Statue) but if that area is cordoned off or busy with an event, we meet directly outside the Costa cafe outlet in the Square. Phone me if you can't find us! Our next stop is the National Portrait Gallery...so if you are late you can catch up with us in there.  Please let me know in advance if you have any special requirements or accessibility issues and we shall do our best to accommodate you.    How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Text/phone/WhatsApp 07429 540849  Insta @caribscot Twitter @edincarib Email edincarib@gmail.com   What's the refund policy? 7 days    Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event? No, phone ticket is fine    Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable? Unfortunately, no.     What can I bring into the event? Wear comfortable walking shoes, bring an umbrella and a lightweight anorak just in case! If the weather is bad, we will stay longer in our indoor stops along the way. Be aware hot drinks and food cannot be taken in to the National Portrait Gallery, which is our second stop. Other bits and bobs to be aware of: Copyright issues Just so you know, the Black History Walking Tour of Edinburgh is a form of cultural production and has been copyrighted. Please do not duplicate the information on the walking tour map without prior permission. Accessibility issues We try to make the tours as accessible as possible, but please get in contact with any concerns, questions or suggestions for improvements. Currently we go up the steps by the Writers' Museum but we can take an alternative route for those who need a flat surface. Safety issues Please be aware that you need to be reasonably fit for the walk, and are responsible for your own safety. Taking part in the tour means you are participating at your own risk. If you have pre existing conditions that may be relevant or feel unwell during the tour, please let your guide know. You are also responsible for looking after your own belongings. Data protection Your privacy will be maintained at all times. We will never share or sell the information contained in our database to any third parties. Any client may ask to see the information we hold on them and can request to be removed from our database at any time, for any reason. We may wish to use images of participants on the tours, If you object to your image being used in this way, we must reasonably consider this and where appropriate remove the image. You will aways be made aware if any photography or video is happening and for what purpose. Booking queries Refunds are available up to 7 days before the event. Tickets are not transferable. There are discounts available for students and unwaged, so please ask. Unfortunately we cannot take cash during the tour at the moment due to licensing requirements.

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