Scotland's Democracy Trail
  • Edinburgh Fringe

Democracy is a hot topic in Scotland. In last years Independence Referendum, many thousands of people even got enthusiastic about it, and the world was watching. Based on the book of the same name, this walking tour takes a gentle uphill path to the top of Calton Hill, with its fabulous views of the city and beyond, to tell a 500-year-old story of democracy, with a spotlight on writers and ideas. We then take a downhill stroll to the Scottish Parliament to bring the story up to the Independence Referendum and beyond.