Welcome to Leith Walks, home of the original Trainspotting Tours and the book Choose Life. Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location by Tim Bell, published by Luath Press.

The tours: engaging, intelligent, entertaining, heart-breaking, well-informed in every part of the Trainspotting Phenomenon. COMMENTS >>

The book: comprehensive, hugely informative, ground-breaking, very read-able, the only serious commentary, analysis and introduction to Trainspotting the book, the play and the film. EXCERPTS AND REVIEWS >>


From the Blog

Bringing it home

It's been a while! Hello again. I'm as keen as ever to claim Trainspotting for Leith. It's a local story. Leith disappears in the film, but it all started here. Read all about it in my piece in The Leither . Then see The Proclaimers take away A Letter from America....

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Writings of Leith

A centenary only comes along when you haven't had time to get ready for it. Didn't see it coming. That wasn't the reason for missing the centenary of the amalgamation of municipal Leith with municipal Edinburgh in 2020. The centenary was in 2020, you understand....

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The state of Scotland as 2022 dawns

Scotland – the state of play on the cusp of 2022 What State? We’re in a poor state. The SNP, always wanting to say things would be better in an “independent” Scotland and in government unbroken since 2007, has no interest in making devolution work well. Beyond its...

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