Welcome to Leith Walks, home of the original Trainspotting Tours and the book Choose Life. Choose Leith: Trainspotting on Location by our very own Tim Bell, published by Luath Press.
In Tommy’s words “Doesn’t it make you proud to be Scottish?” YES! Tim doesn’t agree with Renton’s answer (“it’s shite being Scottish”). He is a Leith (honorary) native, social historian and knows Leith inside-out – the good and the bad.
Tim’s Trainspotting Tours and the book, embeds him further in the fabric of an ever-changing, vibrant and dynamic Leith.
From the Blog
1st December is a bit special this year, in Leith. A 1-hour documentary film has been shot here for screening on 2 December - the nearest they could get to the Day itself, the election has been messing about with the schedules - on BBC! at 2100 hrs, that is 9.00...read more
Last night in Custom House I met with 30 or so people and discussed my book with Gordon Munro and everyone in the room. But not only my book. Many of these people had vivid memories of 1980s Leith, the heroin scene and the arrival of HIV. To my great relief, nothing...read more
Come along to Custom House on 21 November: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/choose-life-choose-leith-a-conversation-with-tim-bell-tickets-77279696653 . It's ticketed but free. I'll be in conversation with Gordon Munro, man of Leith, city councillor and Labour candidate...read more