Adding a little local flavour to your production
If your documentary needs a little local ‘colour’ and expertise, then we’d love to help! We’ve appeared on both national TV and in local student radio and video documentaries. It’s been an honour and a privilege to be involved in these projects.
Robert, our Edinburgh guide, was born in just outside of the Old Town, to Scottish parents, and has lived here all his life. He’s a local primary school teacher and has led tour groups for over ten years.
Our Tripadvisor reviews praise our story-telling abilities, our passion and our local Edinburgh knowledge. We’ve included some of our reviews at the bottom of this page. You can see our reviews here.
In September 2016 we were honoured to be involved in the research and filming for a national Dutch TV program. ‘Verborgen Verleden’ is the Dutch equivalent of the BBC ‘Who do you think you are?’ and we worked with the researchers on a film segment with media personality Sacha de Boer.Not only did tour guide (and company owner) Robert feature on the program and prominently on the trailer, we also provided some material from our archive of old Edinburgh images and documents. We own the copyright of these pictures and ephemera.
We fulfilled a similar role in a student production about Greyfriars Kirkyard
Our Edinburgh tour guide on Dutch TV
“As a former professor of education, I was highly impressed by how front-man Robert incarnated all of the best principles of pedagogy. He has obviously done boodles of research on his topics, and can offer penetrating insights, often by comparing different versions, into the stories behind the gravestones and the mean streets of Edinburgh. He has mastered his delivery to the point where he can bring out the humour in what might otherwise be grim and depressing stories. He has an engaging personality, a strong, clear voice, and is considerate of his audience.”
Joseph P - April 2015 - Tripadvisor - April 2015
“He is a fantastic speaker, storyteller and personality. He delves back and forth in time, using great illustrations and photographs from his folder, and really makes the city come alive. The two hours passed incredibly quickly, and we would have been happy to follow him for another two, given a little break for liquid refreshment... He was beautifully dressed in Scottish regalia, which made the event even more special. If I could have, I would have hired him for the day to cover more of the city. One of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken; a really unforgettable experience.”
TripAdvisor review - Alcabe - September 2018