Walkie Talkie Tours was formed in 2016 by Brian Morley after working as a guide/warden for eleven years at The Palace of Holyroodhouse, previously Queen Elizabeths and now King Charles official home in Scotland.
I formed the business because I wanted to show visitors to Edinburgh parts of the city that other companies generally ignore and open the city more. All these tours are recommended for adults only.
With enough notice a tour can be arranged and costed for you if you have any specific wishes for a tour.
In this tour we discover sites linked to Susan Ferrier, a Scottish 19th century author, also sites linked to the local Jewish population, Scottish links to slavery and a bar that has been the venue for some of rock musics biggest names.
In this tour we go to 4 different bars, usually in the city centre and taste 4 different whiskies from four different whisky regions of Scotland. During this tour you won’t just taste this whisky but hopefully learn about Scottish whisky.
People think of Scottish food and drink and think it is just whisky and haggis. That’s not the case. This is a food and drink tour full of indulgencies to sample with some venues very much local businesses, not just created for tourism.
Edinburgh is a very artistic city now and in the past and the much overlooked New Town has lots in it. This is not a tour about paintings but perhaps the art and the stories of the people who created that art from the 18th century.
Edinburgh is full of medical history and not all of it is simple and straight forward. On this tour we discover everything from Ground breaking female doctors and Burke & Hare to chloroform parties and Sherlock Holmes.
If you only have a day in Edinburgh I am able to arrange a tour for you. This will take in The Old and New Towns and cover history and stories of both areas. There will be as much time for a break as required and all this is done at your own pace.
I have been a guide for the last 15-20 years and have guided on the streets of Edinburgh and London. For eleven years I worked as a guide for the Royal Collection in Buckingham Palace, London and The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh. After this I set up my own business welcoming visitors to Scotlands capital, Edinburgh.
Certainly. If this is within the city centre I can meet you at your accommodation and start the tour from there. If, however your accommodation is for example near the airport, transport costs will be added on.
Absolutely – please use the contact form on this website and we can discuss your needs separately.
There are no cancellation charges, where available I ask you give at least 24 hours notice.
Generally I’ll pick you up from what is usually your city centre accommodation but another spot can always be arranged if this is easier for you.
available from 08:00 – 20:00