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Been on a tour? Got a view on any manifestation of Trainspotting – the book, the play, the film? Got attitude or questions about my book?

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(61) Ian Watson
Thu, 16 March 2017 17:49:15 +0000
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Your open letter to the SNP MSP is superb. Thank you for restoring my faith in political sanity.

(60) Tasio
Thu, 16 March 2017 11:10:25 +0000
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The Trainspotting tour was a fantastic experience, specially for understanding the story of the book/film on its own context, on the industrial Leith of the 70's and 80's. The socio-political reflections offered by Tim are interesting for foreigners to get to know Edinburgh deeper and see the locations that inspired the story in first-hand. Nevertheless, visitors who are exclusively looking for the film locations would probably not find the tour suitable to their interest.

(59) Martin
Mon, 27 February 2017 13:12:27 +0000
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We had a very entertaining Trainspotting tour with Tim on the weekend of the T2 film-premier accompanied by Forth Radio and Sky News cameras! Tim's knowledge of the books is superb and we got to visit the actual locations of many of the scenes from the books and films. A must-do if you're visiting Edinburgh!

(58) Marisa Alonso
Thu, 23 February 2017 18:46:05 +0000
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The tour is very worthy and really exciting! Tim is a good communicator and provides historical data that makes you rethink about the perception of the story. You learn not just about the film, the book and its locations, but about social and cultural aspects of Leith and Edinburgh. You enter into the spirit of Trainspotting!

Just an advice for foreigners: wear warm clothes, it's cold at the Dock...

(57) Katrina Milne
Tue, 21 February 2017 17:03:18 +0000
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Wonderful tour, informative yet not the typical reading from a script sort of tour.
Reading abstracts from the book was a great way to set the scene and we really learned a lot about the area of Leith. Involvement with other people on the tour was included and a true insight into the book was given, and was opened up for interpretation.
If you are a Trainspotting fan, would thoroughly recommend this tour!

(56) Craig Fagan
Mon, 20 February 2017 12:27:55 +0000
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went on one of Tims trainspotting tours last weekend ....... would highly recommend for all fans of trainspotting , brings a fictional story more to life when you see some of the stories landmarks in the flesh ...... Tim is a nice guy and very informative guide , and cheap tour for
only a few pound .

(55) Gill Brown
Wed, 1 February 2017 14:03:57 +0000

Loved it!
A bit of a dreich day -which suited the subject perfectly. A really informative, enjoyable and enlightening tour. Tim is evidently passionate and highly knowledgeable of the books, the films, the back story, Leith life and the area...
Great experience, thanks Tim

(54) Iain
Fri, 13 January 2017 12:42:36 +0000

Having read what has already been written here I am at a loss as to how to add my tuppence worth: the previous 53 comments all speak volumes about Tim Bell & his terrific Trainspotting Literary & Walking Tour in Leith!

All I can really add is that for fans of author Irvine Welsh in general, & especially for fans of the trilogy: Skagboys (book); Trainspotting (book, play & film); & Porno (on which the soon to be released T2 Trainspotting film is based) this Tour SHOULD NOT BE MISSED!

Tim, thanks for a thoroughly enjoyable Morning. It was great fun to read aloud lines from the Trainspotting Screenplay whilst being at many of the locations mentioned in the three books. You provided an interesting insight into the fictional characters, based on the real lives of people living in Leith during the era the books were set.

I’ll be keeping an eye out for your own book being published in the near future. Keep up the good work!

Iain


(53) jose antonio
Thu, 12 January 2017 12:24:20 +0000
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It was really nice spending the morning with Tim, he made me understand thoroughly many aspects of Trainspotting I had not yet paid attention to. He is a real expert on Irvine Welsh's work, and it was really worth doing the tour around Leath with him. I really recommend it to anyone interested in Welsh's novels. We ended up in Leith central station a great place to feel the real spirit of Leith. Thanks again Tim.

(52) Andrea & Julie
Mon, 9 January 2017 08:29:18 +0000

We enjoyed the tour thoroughly and Tim is a fantastic host!
Highly recommended for every Trainspotting and Irivne Welsh fan, but also for the general public has it unveil the history of one of the most interesting neighborhoods of Edinburgh

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