I am delighted to announce that my first Virtual Tour has now gone live and is available completely free of charge for ALL members for the duration of your membership (non-members will be charged £5.99 for access per 30 days).

The Closes of Edinburgh is my first ‘virtual tour’ and is available to access here. The tour features a trip around 12 of the most atmospheric closes and courtyards around Old Edinburgh, complete with history for each location, map references and photographs.

Some locations also feature 360 Degree Photosphere interactive panoramic images where you can spin around in all directions and have a proper look around the close, allowing you to get a real feel for the place without ever leaving your home!

In addition, a few locations also feature historic imagery derived from antique paintings, etchings and artwork, some of which date back almost 130 years!

The tour comes with a free quiz for all participants (naturally available at the end of the tour) – download and have some fun today! The Virtual Gift Shop and Visitor Centre also offers access to the souvenir tour book, available for £3.99 in digital format. Members can use code MEMBERS10 for a 10% discount on this book too.

So, have fun, take the tour, nose around the closes of Old Edinburgh and see who can score the highest in the quiz afterwards. Stay tuned for more members benefits soon, more tours and lots of other wee surprises coming this year!