Drawing the Royal Mile with Edinburgh Sketcher

Anyone who has been in Edinburgh for any length of time and has a Twitter or Instagram account will no doubt have heard of Edinburgh Sketcher. The talented chap (IRL name Mark Kirkham) has accrued a formidable social media following and enchants folk from far and wide with his unique and charming hand-drawn pictures of the city.

I was excited to hear that he’s teamed up  with Mercat Tours (the same folk who do the Doomed, Dead and Buried Tour)  to offer a special storytelling and sketching tour of the Royal Mile. I’ve been a huge fan of his work as far as I can remember, so when I was offered a place on the tour through my work I absolutely leaped at the chance.

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Loch Ness and the Highlands

I know what you’re thinking. Why is a website about Edinburgh talking about Loch Ness and the Highlands? Well, Edinburgh is a fantastic base from which to explore the rest of Scotland. I’m hoping to show this in my new “A Day Trip to…” series, which will cover some of the top places in this fine country that can be quite easily seen in a day from Edinburgh, and you can be back in the city for dinnertime!

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