Members’ Events

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

Surgeons' Hall Museum
The Incorporated Trades of Edinburgh, Melville Street
Magdalen Chapel, Cowgate
The buildings of the National Museums of Scotland
Canongate Kirkyard led by the Friends of the Canongate Kirkyard
Canongate Breweries, led by John Martin of the Scottish Brewing Archive


Fire, Filth & Food, a talk by John Lowrey on Old Town development
The Deep-Fried Mars Bar by Dr Christine Knight
Current Initiatives by Adam Wilkinson, Edinburgh World Heritage
Capital Collections of the City Libraries
Poetry reading at teh Scottish Poetry Library


Visits and Guided Walks

Botanic Cottage, Royal Botanic Gardens with Sutherland Forsyth
Queensferry Crossing Contact and Education Centre, South Queensferry
War Memorials of St Giles High Kirk, led by Eric Drake
Democracy in Scotland, guided walk led by Jean Bareham
National Library of Scotland Map Library
Scottish Poetry Library


Edinburgh Old Town: Journeys and Evocations by Donald Smith
The Royal Mile Project by Iain MacPhail, City Centre Programme Manager, Edinburgh City Council
Panmure House by Chris Watkins, Director of Development of the Panmure House Project
Treasures of the Edinburgh City Libraries
Mapping Edinburgh by Chris Fleet, Senior Map Curator of the National Library of Scotland

Contact Us

Edinburgh Old Town Association
2 St Mary’s Street
Edinburgh EH1 1SU

Email info@eota.org.uk

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