Edinburgh tours and history articles of various aspects on Edinburgh & Scotland


Hello! My name is Fraser Paterson. I work on a freelance basis as an experienced tour guide and writer. I specialise in golf and Scottish history.  This site is focused on guided tours and various Scottish history articles.

Come on a walking tour with me or one of my Spanish speaking colleagues. We offer not just the experiences featured on this website, but also bespoke tours. All tours are available in English and Spanish. We usually start at the steps of the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street in Edinburgh. Tours are by pre-booking and payment only.

A one hour Greyfriars tour, with no break is only £8.50 per person. A two hour tour of the Old Town, including a fifteen minute break is £17.50 per person. Enjoy a fascinating ninety minute walk with me through the Canongate for only £15.  

Bespoke tours are also available. Please call me on +44 7950 003 885 or e mail me: frasergolf93@gmail.com

SPECIAL OFFER – LIMITED TIME ONLY: Up to 3 children aged 15 or under per booking go free!

I am currently finalising a Radical Edinburgh tour. This will be sure to excite the minds of those who do not always agree with the establishment! More will be posted here shortly.

I read antique books on Edinburgh and use much of the knowledge these give me to provide riveting journeys through Scotland’s capital city.

Scottish History

Scottish history articles I have had published include Swanston Village and  South Leith Parish church for Edinburgh Life magazine, plus many others including a Scottish Borders feature piece for The Scots Magazine. I also write pieces on Scottish charities.

I wrote an extensive genealogy article for the Scottish Genealogy Society on the Grahams of Airth, a landed Scottish family with close connections to the Jacobites and the East India Company.

I also specialise in golf writing. You can visit that website click here

For Lothian Life I have written on many charities, including CCLASP, a charity which supports sufferers and families of children with cancer and leukaemia all over Scotland. For these and many more of my published articles click here

There some business I can thoroughly recommend in Edinburgh. For details on them click here 

Feel free to call me on +44 7950 003 885, or e mail me; frasergolf93@gmail.com for bookings and enquiries.

Fraser Paterson 

Comments on: "About" (5)

  1. Margaret said:

    Fraser’s tour of Greyfriars was really interesting. I would recommend him.

  2. Gordon Drummond said:

    Your tour of Greyfriars was very good. You gave a gripping account of Coventanting history, which for me bore striking parallels to modern history such as the troubles in Northern Ireland and unrest throughout the Middle East: barbarities in the name of religion and power! Those who forget the past…
    You also illuminated the past of Edinburgh in other ways, in architecture, commerce, and education. A very well balanced tour, thank you again.

  3. Amanda Graham said:

    Hi. We are interested in a tour of Greyfriars Cemetery. We arrive in the City on 4th September and are staying for one week. Have you any availability for those dates?
    Best wishes
    Amanda and William Graham

  4. William R Graham said:

    Hi Fraser We came to Edinburgh the first week in September 2017 and had an excellent tour of the Greyfriars Graveyard with you on the 6th. Fascinating details about the “inhabitants” and a general history of the City interwoven. It was very good value and you chose an early time so we could see the place without bigger tour groups (there was only the two of us with you so it felt very exclusive). You gave us the genuine history, not the “pop” version and we really enjoyed listening to your knowledgeable commentary. hope to contact you again next time we are up there.
    The Grahams

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