Members’ Events

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The Old Town Association organises regular events for its members and guests.  Events are advertised on Eventbright and tickets may be purchased or reserved through Eventbright.  Click here to be taken to the OTA page on the Eventbright website.

Here is a selection of events that the OTA has arranged for its members in recent years...


Visits and Guided Walks

Behind the Scenes tour of the National Library of Scotland
History of Printing walk in Edinburgh with Helen WIlliams of the Scottish Printing Archival Trust
Under North Bridge with Balfour Beatty
Walk around Castle Rock with Andrew McMillan


Creating the National Museum of Scotland with Ian Hooper
Past, present and future of the Palace of Holyroodhouse with Sutherland Forsyth
Darwin in Edinburgh by Rosemary Mann
Tales of C18 tavern-based drinking clubs by Graeme Cruickshank
William Speirs Bruce by Simon Bendle
Discussion on Open Street with Vivienne Robinson of Edinburgh City Council
Classical Edinburgh - Youngson and Edwin Smith by Colin McLean
Christmas Party with Storytelling


Visits and Guided Walks

Greyfriars Kirkyard led by Robert Howie of Historic Edinburgh Tours
Art, Design & Fashion Galleries of the National Museum of Scotland led by Rosemary Mann
The Vine Trust Barge, Leith Docks (with party)
Art tours of the Scottish Parliament
Princes Street Gardens led by Jean Bareham


Portrait of Anna Morton (Mrs Patrick Geddes) by Russell Clegg of the Patrick Geddes Centre
Edinburgh on Film by Rosie Ellison of Edinburgh Film
Sheila Szatkowski on A Road Well-Travelled: 35 years of guiding in the Old Town
Bees at Home by Bryden Ritchie of the Edinburgh and Midlothian Beekeepers and Apiary Association
Eric Melvin on John Kay, caricaturist and engraver
The Last Gap-Site on the Royal Mile by David McGinigal of Colorado Construction
Christmas Storytelling with Laura Harrington (with party)