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Local expert guides to Edinburgh

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David Haetzman

Chef

Head chef David Haetzman is passionate about Scottish produce with a focus on seasonality and simplicity, two values that have made award-winning Kyloe Restaurant & Grill one of Edinburgh’s leading steakhouses.

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Emily Hogarth

Illustrator

Emily Hogarth is a paper-cutting illustrator living in Edinburgh with her family. She creates intricate papercuts that tell stories of people’s lives. She has also worked for a variety of clients creating magical designs for them to use in print and on products.

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Caroline Gilmour

Singer/Songwriter

Caroline Gilmour is a singer/songwriter based in Edinburgh, Scotland. She has teamed up with Edinburgh DJ Craig Wilson for her current single, SPACE, released in May 2013. According to The Sun, “Caroline Gilmour Could Be A Worldwide Smash”.

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Dale Mailley and Edward Murray

Chefs

Dale Mailley and Edward Murray are chef-owners of the award-winning The Gardener’s Cottage - a unique Edinburgh restaurant with communal dining and serving a set menu of the best seasonal and local food.

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Boys Eat Scotland

Food Bloggers

We love food! We love eating out! We appreciate great service and lovely surroundings. We also love a bargain and don’t believe that good food has to be complicated or expensive. Our blog follows our progress as we eat our way around Scotland and the World.

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Caroline Walsh

Pastry Chef

Caroline Walsh is owner and baker/pastry chef of organic artisan bakery and café Archipelago. She only uses high quality organic ingredients for her bread and cakes, and always offers many gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan options.

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Katie Brigstock

Food Blogger

My name is Katie and I am a student and food blogger with a passion for creating, styling and photographing recipes. I live part-time in Edinburgh and have trawled the city for its best hidden foodie hotspots!

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Claudia

World Traveler

World Traveler | Stay.com Content & Community Manager | Holistic Nutrition | Early Morning Yogini | Vegetarian |

Creator of Stay.com guides focusing on budget trips and health conscious travels.

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Olya Tyukova

Photographer

Originally from Riga, Latvia, I have moved to Scotland in 2010 to study Photography (BA) at Edinburgh Napier University. I am experienced both in studio and on-location photography, and have a keen interest in portraits and city landscapes. I’m actively involved in commercial work as well as working on my personal art projects.

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Angus Ferguson

Liquid Deli Founder

Demijohn is the world’s first Liquid Deli founded in Edinburgh in 2004 by Angus and Frances Ferguson. The unique range of handmade British food and drink can all be tasted before your choice is bottled in the shop into beautiful, refillable Italian glass bottles. Such has been the success of the idea, they’ve opened a further three shops across the country.

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Tulay Arslan

Pastry Chef

Chef Tulay Arslan-Manoussos is a Cordon Bleu trained pastry chef, with international experience in Australia, Turkey, Russia and the UK. As a food consultant, she develops new menu and products for international/local food retail brands, runs baking and cooking classes in Glasgow and also provides tailor-made gourmet travel holidays in Scotland and exotic countries. She can be your foodie guide in Scotland and anywhere in the world.

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Free Wifi Guides

Helping you get connected!

Check your email, upload those photos, get your Facebook fix, and – of course – sync your guides!

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Chris Trotter

Tour Guide

Chris Trotter is one of the character tour guides at the Real Mary King’s Close. He takes groups through the warren of streets that became covered over by the City Chambers back in the late 1800s, in the character of Stephen Boyd, a 17th century wine and timber merchant.

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Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour

Literary Pub Tour

The award winning Edinburgh Literary Pub Tour has been running since 1996 and has become a true institution for everyone visiting the world’s most literary city. Clart & McBrain, the two characters on the tour - performed by actors, not tour guides! - lead you through the enigmatic cobbled streets of Edinburgh, filled with great poetry, gritty stories and some of the world’s best pubs. Rick Steves called is “the best way to spend an Edinburgh”.

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Cadenhead's

Scotland's Oldest Independent Bottler

We’re Scotland’s oldest independent bottler, established in 1842. Scotch Whisky is known the world-over by the brand names of large blending companies. These blends are the mixture of the products of various distilleries which were originally independent family owned units.

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