I’m pleased to announce the walking tour I’ve been researching for some months is now open for registration! It’ll take place on 10th and 17th December. Read on…
In 1940 Norwegian freedom fighters smuggle a Christmas Tree across the North Sea. In 1969 an imprisoned Nelson Mandela smiles at the news from Murrayfield. In 1984 mining families find respite from a bitter winter at the panto. In 2018 carol singers and an oil company are escorted from Edinburgh’s finest art gallery.
In Edinburgh, the festive season is a time for giving, but also taking back power.
Join environmental activist and total amateur historian Ric Lander for a walking tour of festive resistance.
- Bring a warm coat and decent shoes.
- The route follows pavements, some of which are a little steep. One of the stops on the route includes steps, but those unable to use steps can skip this stop and join at the next one.
- The meeting point will be announced by email to registered attended and will be no more than 10 minutes walk from Princes St.
Your full ticket price will be donated to Medical Aid for Palestinians
Donations can be made upon booking. If you prefer to donate by cash please bring it on the day. A collection will be held at the end of the tour.
Medical Aid for Palestinians work in partnership with Palestinian communities to uphold their rights to health and dignity, developing effective, sustainable and locally-led healthcare services, emergency medical aid, and campaigning to break down the barriers to Palestinian health and healthcare.
About the guide
Ric Lander has lived and worked in Edinburgh for 15 years and led walking tours inside country mansions and outside the UN. As an environmental and social justice activist and professional he’s written and made films about many Scottish movements for social change.
Read some of Ric’s stories about radical history of Edinburgh visit:
And the pamphlet ‘Oil, Coal and Resistance: a Scottish History’: