Two great options are normally available for private bookings:

1. The Classic: THE DEID DUG TOUR.

Everyone remembers the Deid Dug scene from the book and the film. Stand in the line of fire! The on-location passages from the book come thick and fast in this Leith Town Centre tour, including Leith Central Station for the T-word, and usually ending on the bench where Spud sits at the top of Shore. We discuss the film as we go.

Basic charge: £10.00 per person. Minimum charge: £20 per tour; £7.50 per person for third and more.

                                                                    getting ready to read the Deid Dugs screenplay, right on location in Leith Links >>>>


 Starting from a new venue this year, Custom House, it’s the same vivid insight into Trainspotting on location. Ending at The Dockers’ Club, scene of Renton’s uncomfortable evening after his overdose experience, we can sit down for the last 30 minutes or so and get into Danny Boyle’s film. If you’re a fan of the book, or the play, or the film, or the heroin scene, or the 1990s cultural phenomenon, or you want a non-traditional angle on Edinburgh and Scotland, this tour is for you.  Every Monday, Thursday and Saturday morning at 10.30 up to 26th August.                                                                                                         

As well as going on location, buy a signed copy of the book – and of course I can make a special inscription at your request.                                                                        See the five-star reviews: 

Tours can be customised as required; for example focussing on addiction, or HIV/AIDS, or the distinctive social/community issues in Leith that gave rise to the Trainspotting generation. I normally have access to an excellent indoor facility for a round-table presentation and discussion.

See the Guestbook for comments from people who have done the tour. The Student Newspaper liked it!

  • Group rates for parties of 5 or more.
  • Start-point: normally in the courtyard of the Dockers’ Club, 17-17a Academy Street, EH6 7EE. This is the setting of Renton’s uncomfortable evening after doing cold turkey. On request we can meet at one of the spiritual homes of Trainspotting, Port o’ Leith pub, 58 Constitution St, Edinburgh EH6 6RS
  • Tours take around two hours.

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