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(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

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!


(53) jose antonio
Thu, 12 January 2017 12:24:20 +0000

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

(51) Ali
Sun, 8 January 2017 19:17:41 +0000

Surprised my boyfriend with the Trainspotting tour for Christmas, Tim was very helpful and knowledgable from the offset. If you have any interest in Trainspotting or the history of Leith Tim is the man to talk to! Thanks for a great tour.

(50) David
Wed, 4 January 2017 16:52:20 +0000

Highly recommended. Before going I didn't see how you make 2 hours out of Trainspotting but after 2 and a half I'd have gladly stuck around for more. The locations are far from the usual tourist trail and each has an interesting story behind it - from Sick Boy's house to the dockers' club. Far from just being a celebration of the books it was also an indepth social history of the area and a people tossed aside. Tim was a very warm and engaging tourguide who promoted discussions and had a lot of fascinating insights into the novels and the area. Note that me and the friend I was with were both seasoned Welsh fans, though I'd suspect casual readers would also get a lot out of it too. Honestly one of the most enjoyable things I've done in Edinburgh.

(49) Gains Murdoch
Wed, 4 January 2017 16:15:20 +0000

Very good tour, can't recommend it highly enough. My friend David and I are big fans of Trainspotting so it was great to see the actual places in the book. However what made it really special was our very engaging guide Tim Bell, he mixed insights from the book and film adaption with some fascinating social history. We had a 2 and a half hour with a lot of laughs and countless questions answered. For £6 each, what a bargain!

(48) Chase Heltzel
Sat, 29 October 2016 10:27:23 +0000

Excellent tour. Tim is extremely knowledgeable and does a very good job placing the books, film and play into the location of Leith. Tim is very passionate about his subject and passes that passion and knowledge along to the participant(s) .