This Edinburgh Tour is hosted by Stuart Usher or his son Richard Usher. Their family have been associated with Edinburgh for centuries. Stuart's great-great Grandfather introduced blended whisky to the world. Foremost among their family's many gifts to Edinburgh is the Usher Hall, where the walks commence.
Stuart and Richard have an extensive knowledge of Edinburgh's history, architecture and the many famous people that Edinburgh has produced over the centuries.
They are therefore just the people to host the Walks. They will share their knowledge of Edinburgh with you in an informative, personable, enjoyable and, most of all, humorous manner.
A wealth of knowledge of Edinburgh and its history, together with their strong family connection to the city, make the Ushers (Stuart and Richard) fabulous tour guides.
Stuart Usher's personal story is a compelling one. So much so that UKTV's Channel 4 made an hour-long documentary about his life. Extracts from the documentary can be seen in the video below.
Stuart is also featured in this short documentary discussing the various estates previously owned by the Usher family.
Great news! We are thrilled to announce Edinburgh expert, and professional historian, Dr Alison Duncan is joining us and will take some of our guided tours. Alison will primarily be undertaking motorised tours but you may be pleasantly surprised by her popping up to host your tour!